The Daily Bulletin: 2022-06-30

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-06-30

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.

AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING, AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO THE REVENUE LAWS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE. SL 2022-13. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective June 29, 2022, except as otherwise provided.

Intro. by Szoka, Bradford, Bell, Wheatley.GS 105
H 252 (2021) BAIL BOND/BONDSMEN PROVISIONS/OTHER CHANGES. (NEW) Filed Mar 9 2021, AN ACT TO MODIFY QUALIFICATIONS AND TESTING PROCEDURES FOR BAIL BONDSMEN AND RUNNERS, TO MODIFY VARIOUS PROVISIONS RELATED TO BAIL BOND FORFEITURES, TO RECODIFY THE OFFENSE OF VEHICLE TAMPERING, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TO EXERCISE CONCURRENT JURISDICTION FOR OFFENSES COMMITTED BY JUVENILES ON UNITED STATES MILITARY BASES LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE, TO ALLOW ALL SPECIAL AGENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO ASSIST STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT UPON REQUEST, TO CLARIFY VACANCY ELECTIONS FOR DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

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

Section 3

Amends GS 15A-544.4(e), which requires the notice of forfeiture of a bail bond following a defendant's failure to appear to be mailed within 30 days of the date on which the defendant fails to appear as required and a call and fail is ordered. Repeals the provision which deems the forfeiture to not be a final judgment and prohibits enforcement or reporting of the judgement if the required notice is not given within the prescribed time. 

Further amends GS 15A-544.5 relating to setting aside a forfeiture. Requires a motion to set aside a forfeiture by reason of the notice having not met the prescribed time required in GS 15A-544.4(e), to be filed within 30 days of the date the notice was given pursuant to GS 15A-544.4(d) (which provides for effect of the notice upon its mailing). Makes organizational changes. Allows for a court to consider two separate motions to set aside a specific forfeiture if one is a motion to set aside for reason that the notice did not meet the prescribed time required in GS 15A-544.4(e). 

Amends GS 15A-544.8 to prohibit a court from granting relief to a defendant or surety named in the judgement on the grounds of notice having not been given as provided in GS 15A-544.4, if solely due to failure to provide notice within 30 days as required by GS 15A-544.4(e). 

Adds the following new content. 

Section 4

Recodifies GS 20-107, which deems injuring or tampering with a vehicle a Class 2 misdemeanor offense, as GS 14-160.4. Amends GS 20-49 to include enforcement of GS 14-160.4, as recodified, in the powers granted to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and designated officers and inspectors of the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Highway Patrol, and law enforcement officers of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2022. 

Section 5

Amends GS 104-11.1 by directing the State to exercise concurrent jurisdiction with the United States over US Department of Defense military installations located in the State in matters relating to violations of federal law by juveniles within those installations, so long as the US Attorney or the US District Court waives exclusive jurisdiction and the federal violation is also a crime or infraction under State law.

Enacts GS 7B-1605, granting district courts exclusive original jurisdiction over any case involving a juvenile who is alleged to be delinquent as the result of an act committed within the boundaries of military installation that is a crime or infraction under State law when concurrent jurisdiction has been established pursuant to GS 104-11.1, as amended.

Expands the definition of vulnerable juvenile under Subchapter II, GS Chapter 7B, which governs undisciplined and delinquent juveniles, to include any juvenile who, while less than 10 years of age but at least 6 years of age, commits an act within the boundaries of a military installation that is a crime or infraction under State law, and who is not a delinquent juvenile.

Applies to acts committed on or after December 1, 2022. 

Section 6

Amends GS 15A-406, which authorizes federal law enforcement officers to assist in the enforcement of criminal laws in our State upon request. Revises the list of persons included in the defined term federal law enforcement officer. Adds special agents of the Department of Defense, including the Army Criminal Investigation Division, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and Defense Criminal Investigative Service, to the US Naval Investigative Service special agents already included in the term, all of whom must be employed full-time and have authority to carry firearms in the performance of their duties.

Section 7

Amends the procedure for filling district court judge vacancies by appointment under GS 7A-142 as follows. Provides for the gubernatorial appointment to serve until an election is conducted at the same time as the next election for NCGA members that is more than 60 days after the vacancy occurs. Provides for the appointee to serve the unexpired term or until an election is certified held as specified, based on whether the unexpired term of office ends on the first day of January following the next NCGA election or on the first day of January two years following the next NCGA election, respectively. Enacts new subsection (d) detailing parameters of elections held under the statute, with either the procedures of GS Chapter 163 applying if the vacancy occurs prior to the opening of the filing period under GS 163-106.2, or pursuant to GS Chapter 163 with four described variances if the vacancy occurs after the opening of the filing period under GS 163-106.2, including prescribed deadlines for nominations by political party executive committee nominees and filing of petitions by individuals seeking to appear as an unaffiliated candidate. Makes conforming changes to GS 163-9. Provides for the provisions of new subdivision (d)(2) of GS 7A-142 apply for vacancies occurring after the close of the filing period on March 4, 2022, and before September 9, 2022. 

Section 8

Subject to Senate Bill 455 becoming law, amends GS 90-94, as amended by that act, which sets out the Schedule VI controlled substances, by excluding from tetrahydrocannabinols, those found in a product with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis (was, tetrahydrocannabinols found in hemp or hemp products).

Section 9

Makes a technical correction to eliminate conflicting effective dates provided for the changes to GS 15A-832.1 in House Bill 607, which requires the clerk to forward to the district attorney's office a copy of the victim-identifying information included with a warrant based on the testimony of a complaining witness and to maintain the clerk's copy of the form as a confidential record. Provides for the changes to be effective January 1, 2023 (eliminating the conflicting December 1, 2022, date). 

Section 10

Subject to House Bill 103 becoming law, adds the following new Section 40.13 to that act. Directs that the grant funds from the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund to the Lumbee Nation, Inc., for capital improvements or equipment at the Cultural Center Dam for $1 million for 2022-23 is to instead be provided to The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina for capital improvements or equipment at the Cultural Center Dam, and for capital improvements or equipment at the Lumbee Tribe Historical Site for $350,000 for 2022-23 to instead be provided to The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina for capital improvements or equipment at the Lumbee Tribe Historical Site. Effective July 1, 2022. 

Changes the act's titles. 

Intro. by McNeill, C. Smith, Richardson, Greene.APPROP, GS 7A, GS 7B, GS 15A, GS 20, GS 58, GS 90, GS 104, GS 163
H 332 (2021) HISTORIC SITES-PROPERTY SALE REVENUE. Filed Mar 17 2021, AN ACT TO ALLOW NET PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES TO BE DEPOSITED INTO SPECIAL FUNDS TO BE USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF CERTAIN STATE HISTORIC SITES AND MUSEUMS AND TO REMOVE CERTAIN LAND FROM THE STATE NATURE AND HISTORIC PRESERVE.

AN ACT TO ACCEPT CERTAIN PROPERTIES AS PART OF THE STATE NATURE AND HISTORIC PRESERVE, TO REMOVE CERTAIN OTHER PROPERTIES FROM THE STATE NATURE AND HISTORIC PRESERVE, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES. SL 2022-31. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Tyson.GS 143
H 661 (2021) AGE REQ. MOD'S/CAP PROJ. OVERSIGHT/BEAD CORRECT. (NEW) Filed Apr 22 2021, AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT QUALIFIED YOUTH FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER MAY ENROLL IN COURSES IN FIRE TRAINING AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TO REDUCE THE REQUIRED AGE FOR BEER AND WINE WHOLESALER SALESMEN TO EIGHTEEN, TO MAKE A TEMPORARY CHANGE TO THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS OF THE WAGE AND HOUR ACT TO ALLOW FIFTEEN YEAR OLD WORKERS TO BE EMPLOYED IN CERTAIN ESTABLISHMENTS AFFECTED BY LABOR SHORTAGES, UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2023, TO ENABLE THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO STREAMLINE DELEGATION OF CERTAIN CAPITAL PROJECTS TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES, TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO ASSIST COMMUNITY COLLEGES WITH PROJECTS UPON REQUEST, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO PROVISIONS IN THE 2022 APPROPRIATIONS ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE BROADBAND FUNDS.

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition adds the following new content.

Amends GS 18B-1111, which authorizes the holder of a salesman permit to sell and transport malt beverages for a malt beverage wholesaler or sell and transport unfortified and fortified wine for a wine wholesaler. Reduces the age requirement for the permit from 21 to 18.

Amends GS 95-25.5 to allow holders of ABC permittees for the on-premises sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages to employ 15 year olds for any purpose (currently, limited to 16 year olds and older). Maintains authorization for employment of individuals at least 14 years old if two existing conditions are met. Sunsets these provisions on December 31, 2023. 

Amends GS 115D-9, which authorizes the State Board of Community Colleges (State Board) to delegate the powers granted to it with respect to the design, construction, repair, or renovation of buildings, utilities, and other State-funded property developments of the System requiring up to $4 million of estimated expenditure of public money. No longer limits the State Board's delegation authority to a community college qualified under its guidelines and approved by the State Building Commission and the Director of Budget, now requiring only that the community college be qualified under the State Board's guidelines. Deems delegated projects of less than $2 million excluded from the architecture and engineering duties of the Department of Administration (DOA) under GS 143-341(3), if the State Board determines that the college has the expertise necessary to manage the project, so long as the Office of State Construction's assistance has not been requested assistance. Additionally, limits the reporting requirements for the State Board regarding projects governed by the statute to those which are funded with at least $2 million of public money. 

Revises the architecture and engineering duties of DOA for community college buildings under GS 143-341 to require DOA to examine and approve all plans and specifications for the construction or renovation of all community college buildings for which the State Board has submitted a written request for a project requiring less than $2 million of public funds expended, prior to awarding the contract, and changes made after the contract is awarded.

Subject to HB 103 (Appropriations Act of 2022) becoming law, amends Section 38.4, which provides for the Department of Information Technology (DIT) to apply for funding under the federal Infrastructure and Investment and Jobs Act for grants in the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program (B.E.A.D.) and the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program. Authorizes DIT to use up to 3% of initial B.E.A.D. grant funds for planning purposes and up to 2% of initial B.E.A.D. grant funds for administrative purposes, with all other funds received under the federal Infrastructure and Jobs Act required to remain unexpended until legislatively appropriated (previously, did not authorize expending any federal funds received under the Act without legislative appropriation). Effective July 1, 2022.

Changes the act's titles.

Intro. by Moffitt, Pless, Miller, Gillespie.GS 18B, GS 95, GS 115D, GS 143
H 674 (2021) REQUIRE DNA VARIOUS CONVICT'NS/OTHER MATTERS. (NEW) Filed Apr 22 2021, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT A DNA SAMPLE BE OBTAINED FROM ANY PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OR FOUND NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY FOR COMMITTING VARIOUS ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES AND TO REVISE THE LAW GOVERNING THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE AND SEX OFFENSES AND TO REVISE THE LAW GOVERNING REFUNDS FOR THE OVERPAYMENT OF EXCISE TAX AND TO REQUIRE REGISTERS OF DEEDS TO MAINTAIN BACKUP STORAGE MEDIA.

Senate amendments to the 3rd edition make the following changes. 

Amendment #1

Further amends GS 143B-1200, by increasing the cap on the amount paid from the assistance program for victims of rape and sex offenses for forensic medical exams, from $350 to $600 for physician or SANE nurse services, from $250 to $500 for hospital and facility fees, and from $200 to $400 for other expenses deemed eligible by the program; make a conforming change to the total allowable amount.

Amendment #2

Amends GS 105-228.37 by adding that the board of county commissioners may, by resolution, authorize either or both of the county manager or the county finance officer to grant a request for tax refund for a payment under Article 8E (Excise Tax on Conveyances) that is filed within six months after the date the tax was paid. Sets out requirements governing the processing of the refund. Allows a taxpayer who is not granted a refund by the county manager or finance officer to file a written request with the board of county commissioners. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 

Amendment #3

Amends GS 161-22 which requires the register of deeds to provide and keep in the register's office full and complete alphabetical indexes of the names of the parties to all liens, grants, deeds, mortgages, bonds, and other instruments required or authorized to be registered, with the indexes required to include specified information. Removes the requirement that indexes maintained in a computer or other automated data processing machine be copied monthly on paper or file, or a tape or disk. Instead, requires the register of deeds to ensure that the alphabetical indexes are duplicated onto separately kept backup storage media for disaster recovery and operations resumption if there is equipment failure, destruction, accidental loss, or corruption, so that the indexes are restorable from a backup at any point. Allows the storage to be magnetic tape, optical or other removable media. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by Richardson, Szoka, Wheatley.GS 15A, GS 105, GS 131E, GS 143B, GS 161
H 776 (2021) REMOTE ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION. (NEW) Filed May 3 2021, AN ACT TO ALLOW REMOTE ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION.

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

Section 1

Revises proposed Part 4A, Remote Electronic Notarization, of Article 1, GS Chapter 10B, as follows. Revises the Articles defined terms, amending the terms credential analysis, electronic journal, identity proofing, remote electronic notarial certificate, remotely located principal, and third-party vendor. Now requires a remote electronic notarial certificate to contain a statement in the acknowledgement, jurat, or verification certificate identifying where the remotely located principal was physically located at the time of the remote electronic notarization (consolidating and replacing previous requirements regarding attestations of the principal's location). Requires a remotely located principal to be located, at the time of the remote electronic notarial act, either (1) inside the US; (2) outside the US and physically on the military installation or vessel named in the military orders assigning the member to active duty for more than 120 days, provided the remotely located principal is a member, spouse of a member, or dependent of a member of the US Armed Forces of the United States; or (3) outside the US at a US Embassy, Consulate, or Diplomatic Mission. Makes conforming changes throughout to eliminate restrictions upon remote electronic notaries performing acts for remotely located principals not located in the State. Eliminates the provision of communications technology from the term third-party vendor. Adds the terms platform and tamper-evident. 

Eliminates authority for remote electronic notaries to perform notarial acts with respect to tangible documents. Eliminates limitations of the notary in performing acts when the remotely located principal is not personally known to the remote electric notary. Revises the documents for which a remote electronic notary cannot perform remote electronic notarial acts to only include self-proved wills, revocable or irrevocable trusts or any other document amending the same with the exception for a certification of trust or similar document, a death beneficiary form that requires acknowledgement, a codicil or will, any document related to the relinquishment of parental rights, and mail-in absentee ballots (no longer excluding advance directives for a natural death, health care powers of attorney, and durable powers of attorney). Makes technical changes to the provisions which allow for remote electronic notaries to perform notarial acts upon the prohibited documents identified if the remotely located principal is located, at the time of the notarial act, outside the US and physically on the military installation or vessel named in the military orders assigning the member to active duty for more than 120 days, provided the remotely located principal is a member, spouse of a member, or dependent of a member of the US Armed Forces of the United States (as described in GS 10B-134.1(10)b.). Requires a power of attorney executed by a remotely located principal to be recorded in at least one county register of deeds office in the State, excluding those executed for remotely located principals described in GS 10B-134.1(10)b.

No longer explicitly requires the communication technology used to make reasonable accommodations for remotely located principals with vision, hearing, or speech impairments. Requires the communication technology to be capable of geolocating the remotely located principal to corroborate the location of the principal. Now requires rather than permits a remote electronic notary to select tamper-evident technologies to perform remote electronic notarial acts with respect to electronic documents. No longer references electronic notarizations (only remote electronic notarizations). 

Prior to performing a remote electronic notarial act, requires the remote electronic notary to ask the remotely located principal if the principal would like an attorney to participate in the remote notarization, and allow for such if so requested, and use geolocation via communication technology to verify the remotely located principal's location. Makes the grounds for refusal to perform notarial acts under GS 10B-20 applicable to remote electronic notaries. Allows for the notary to perform the act if an oath is administered when the remote electronic notary's electronic notarial certificate and seal cannot be attached to the electronic document using an electronic technology that renders any subsequent change or modification to the document evident. Requires use of a licensed platform, as defined, to administer the oath of affirmation. Now authorizes any registered notary public to administer an oath or affirmation to a witness in judicial actions or proceedings which does not require remote electronic notarization of a record or a notarial certificate and seal when done in person so long as three criteria are satisfied, including identity proofing requirements. Now provides that non-material failures (was, any failures) of the remote electronic notary to comply with the requirements of the remote electronic notarization do not invalidate the act or the record notarized, and more specifically provides that an aggrieved person is not prevented from using failures in the remote electronic notarization process, along with other grounds, to challenge the validity or enforceability of the remote electronic notarization based on fraud, forgery, impersonation, duress, incapacity, undue influence, minority, illegality, unconscionability, or another basis not related to the remote electronic notarial act or constructive notice provided by recording of the electronic record. Now requires the remote electronic notary to treat information gained from a remotely located principal in the course of performing a remote electronic notarization as confidential (previously, required the notary to maintain the confidentiality of a remotely located principal's documents at all times). 

Requires the remote electronic notary, prior to the remote electronic notarial act, to verify (was, cause to have verified) each remotely located principal's identity, including through credential analysis and identify proofing by third-party vendors for remotely located principals not personally known to the notary. 

Eliminates the enumerated components and provisions relating to a remote electronic notary's journal and instead directs the Secretary of State (Secretary) to adopt rules specifying the content and secure storage requirements of the electronic journal. Includes five required components of such rules, including required retention for 10 years after the remote electronic notarization. Adds new provisions to allow the remote electronic notary to surrender the electronic journal to the remote electronic notary's employer upon termination of employment, but requires the remote electronic notary to also keep and maintain an accurate backup copy of the journal for 10 years after the last remote electronic notarization entered into the electronic journal. Otherwise, prohibits the notary from surrendering or destroying the electronic journal or the communication technology recordings of remote electronic notarial acts except as required by a court order or as allowed under rules adopted by the Secretary.

Regarding the required security measures of a remote electronic notary, now requires that if a steward is appointed, the steward must be a third-party vendor approved by the Secretary. Specifies that the required actions following discovery of permanent loss of data, unauthorized use, loss of use, or compromise of security must occur within 10 calendar days (was, 10 days), and now specifically includes notifying the register of deeds in the county of the remote electronic notary's commissioning (rather than the appropriate register of deeds). Provides for suspension of the notary's power for failure to produce any record required by rule within 30 calendar days (was, 30 days) of the Secretary's request.

Replaces the previous provisions (1) authorizing the Secretary to establish guidelines for the secure storage of the electronic journal and communication technology recording; to establish, supplement, or amend third-party service guidelines for identify proofing and credential analysis services; to establish standards and processes for the communication technology; to establish standards for tamper-evident technologies; to adopt other rules necessary to ensure the integrity, security, and authenticity of remote electronic notarization; and to adopt rules regarding performance of a remote electronic notarial act; and (2) requiring remote electronic notary to use a communication technology provided by a third-party vendor that has presented evidence to the Secretary that the technology complies with the applicable industry standards for the industry in which it is to be utilized. Instead, requires remote electronic notaries to only use communication technology through a platform licensed by the Secretary. Charges the Secretary with the review and issuance of platform licenses. Provides for license applications, subject to a $5,000 application and annual renewal fee, and detail qualifications. Requires Secretary approval of license assignments or transfers. Requires platform licensees to collect $5 per remote notarial act fee and monthly remit the fees to the Secretary to be accounted as specified. Directs the Secretary to adopt rules necessary to establish the standards, procedures, practices, forms, and records relating to remote electronic notarial acts to implement the Part, including five components, such as additional education requirements for remote electronic notaries and matters related to communication technology, credential analysis, and identity proofing. Authorizes the Secretary to use emergency and temporary rulemaking as needed for the Part's implementation. 

Replaces the previous provisions relating to the standards and liability for third-party vendors, instead providing as follows. Requires all platform licensees and third-party vendors to meet all standards established by the Secretary and prohibits providing services until the Secretary has determined that the provided services meet generally accepted security standards in the absence of rules adopted establishing standards for service. Authorizes the Secretary to adopt rules establishing, supplementing, or amending third-party vendor guidelines for standards and processes for identity proofing and credential analysis services so that third-party vendors interacting with remote electronic notaries satisfy the security qualifications of establishing the identity of the remotely located principal. Enumerates five actions and remedies the Secretary can take, at the Secretary's discretion, if a licensee or third-party vendor violates the Part or rules adopted thereunder, including assessing a civil penalty of up to $1,000 per violation. Provides requirements for continued access or transition to a different licensee or third-party vendor upon technology restriction, suspension, or revocation by the Secretary. Deems a licensee or third-party vendor liable to any person who suffered damages from a remote electronic notarial act if two criteria are met, including that the damage is proximately caused by a service provided by the licensee or third-party vendor that failed to meet any standard under the Part, and the person damaged was a party to, or in privity with a party to, the remote electronic notarial act proximately causing the damage. Provides immunity to the remote electronic notary who exercised reasonable care in selecting and using a licensee or third-party vendor who fails to comply with the Part; voids any contractual provision waiving this immunity.

Makes technical, clarifying, and conforming changes throughout.

Section 2

Makes conforming changes to GS 10B-20.

Amends GS 10B-102 to require remote electronic notaries to comply with the requirements of the Notary Public Act, Article 1 of the Chapter, when conducting remote electronic notarizations. 

Repeals GS 10B-118, which sets maximum fees for electronic notarial acts.

Section 3

Amends GS 10B-10(b1), which allows, for commissions granted after March 9, 2020, and before March 1, 2021, the appointee 90 days to appear before the register of deeds to take the general oath of office, and allows the register of deeds to administer the required oath using video conference technology. Eliminates the provisions allowing for the 90-day period between the granting of a commission and appearing to take the oath. Maintains the authority to administer the oath using video conference technology.

Amends GS 10B-25, concerning emergency video notarizations, extending the sunset of the statute until June 30, 2023 (was, December 31, 2021). Regarding the required identification of the principal, requires current documents, no longer allowing for expired documents.

Amends GS 10B-200, extending the sunset of Article 3, Video Witnessing During State of Emergency, until June 30, 2023 (was, December 31, 2021). 

Deems any emergency video notarization completed after December 31, 2021, and before the date the act becomes law, valid and cured as if such act was performed pursuant to GS 10B-200 as it existed on December 31, 2021. 

Amends GS 10B-31, which sets maximum fees for notarial acts. Increases the maximum fees from $5 to $10 per principal signature for acknowledgments, jurats, verifications or proofs, and from $5 to $10 for oaths or affirmations without a signature. Adds the following maximum fees: $15 for an electronic notarization under GS 10B-118 (appears to intend GS 10B-117, which provides required components of an electronic notarization; GS 10B-118 provides for maximum fees for electronic notarial acts, and is repealed by this act); $25 per principal signature for remote notarizations under new Part 4A, Article 2; and actual mileage at the federal mileage rate for any notarial act if the travel reimbursement is agreed to by the principal in writing prior to the travel.

Section 4

Enacts new subsection (a3) to GS 47-14, requiring a register of deeds to record a paper copy of an electronic document that is otherwise eligible for real property recordation under state law if five requirements are met, including that the register has no electronic recording system, the system does not accept the type of document submitted, or the system is not operational at the time of submission, and the copy meets all other specified requirements. 

Section 6

Enacts GS 143B-976 authorizing the Department of Public Safety to provide the Secretary a criminal history for platform license applicants. Details the requirements and procedures for the request. Requires provision of the report to the Secretary and requires information obtained to be kept confidential. 

 Section 7

Amends GS 10B-60 to allow the Secretary of State (Secretary) to refer evidence pertaining to violations of GS Chapter 10B (Notaries) or other criminal acts involving a notarization under the Chapter to the proper district attorney who may institute the appropriate criminal proceedings. Allows the district attorney, upon such referral, to request that a duly employed attorney of the Secretary prosecute or assist in the prosecution of the criminal proceedings; upon the Secretary’s approval the employee may be appointed as a special prosecutor without receiving compensation from the district attorney. Gives the special prosecutor the powers and duties prescribed by law for district attorneys and other powers and duties delegated to the special prosecutor by the district attorney for the prosecution for which they are appointed.

Section 8

Appropriates the receipts established by Part 4A of Article 2 of GS Chapter 10B to the Secretary of State (Secretary) for establishing four new positions, consisting of one attorney, one information technology specialist, and two law enforcement positions. Allows the Secretary to use up to $500,00 of the funds appropriated to the Secretary in the 2022-23 fiscal year to fill these positions. Allows the Secretary to use up to $350,000 of the funds appropriated to the Secretary in the 2023-24 fiscal year to implement new Part 4A.

Deletes the following from the act.

Deletes Section 3 of the act, which created new Part 7, Article 2, GS Chapter 10B, deeming a paper or tangible duplicate of an electronic document subject to electronic notarization to be a true and correct duplicate of the notarized electronic document if the electronic notarial certificate is affixed to the document in compliance with new GS 10B-226, and the electronic document has not been changed or modified since the affixation of the certificate.

Deletes Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, which made changes related to the privacy of employee personnel records kept by each department, agency, institution, commission, and bureau of the State, local boards of education and community colleges, LME/MCOs, local governments, and water and sewer authorities.

Section 9

Changes the act’s effective date so it is now effective July 1, 2023, except as otherwise provided. Requires the Secretary of State to begin rulemaking to implement Part 4A of Article 2 of GS Chapter 10B before July 1, 2023, put specifies that no temporary or permanent rule is to be effective before July 1, 2023.

Changes the act’s titles.

Intro. by D. Hall, Davis, Hardister, Reives.GS 10B, GS 20, GS 47, GS 143B
H 823 (2021) CHILD ADVOCACY CENTERS/SHARE INFORMATION. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO SET CERTAIN CRITERIA FOR CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDS, TO GOVERN THE SHARING OF INFORMATION AND RECORDS OF CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS, AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN IMMUNITY FOR CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS.

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

Amends proposed GS 180A-75.4, concerning access to Children's Advocacy Center records, by clarifying that the Department of Health and Human Services, a department, law enforcement agencies, the prosecuting attorney, a court of competent jurisdiction, and the Attorney General are exempted from the requirements of subsection g (not subsection f), which prohibits a person or agency to whom disclosure of information created or compiled at a Children's Advocacy Center is made from duplicating or disclosing that information to any other person or agency.

Intro. by Saine, Riddell.GS 7B, GS 108A
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.

Conference report to the 7th edition makes the following changes.

Section 3

Regarding proposed GS 130A-55(4a), which grants sanitary district boards authority to operate parks and recreation programs and facilities, explicitly prohibits the exercise of condemnation powers granted in either Article 2, Local Administration , GS Chapter 130A, or GS 160A-353 (replacing the prohibition against the exercise of the power of eminent domain). 

Adds the following new content. 

Section 11

Amends GS 53-181(c), which voids any confession of judgment by a borrower or the execution of a power of attorney by a borrower in favor of any consumer finance licensee or in favor of any third person to confess a judgment or to appear for the borrower in any judicial proceeding. Adds a new provision to specify that the subsection does not prohibit a consumer finance licensee from taking a confession of judgment from a borrower following the borrower's failure to make a payment as required under a loan contract. 

Section 12

Amends GS 87-21, which provides for licensing of plumbing, heating, and fire sprinkler contractors under Article 2. Explicitly includes in the scope of Article 2 the installation or replacement of condensing units, air handlers, gas furnaces, package units, boilers, water heaters, heat exchangers, or whole-house water purification or treatment systems, as well as the connection, repair, or alteration to the plumbing drainage, waste, or venting system or the potable water system. Explicitly excludes from the Article's scope those who clean plumbing drains. No longer requires a plumbing, heating, and fire sprinkler licensee's signature on certain retail sales and installation contracts between a retailer and a buyer where the retailer has contracted with the licensee for installation, and instead requires the installation contract to identify the licensee and provide the licensee's license number and telephone number. 

Section 13

Amends GS 95-111.3 to exclude waterslide dispatcher from the term operator defined in GS 95-111.3, applicable to Article 14B, the Amusement Device Safety Act. Adds and defines waterslide dispatcher to mean an employee who is stationed at the top of a waterslide for the purpose of maintaining the ride queue and dispatching users of the waterslide. 

Amends GS 95-111.11 to require waterslide dispatchers to be at least 16 years old.

Section 14

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. 

Section 15

Amends GS 88B-11 (North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners (Board) – qualifications for teaching license) to do the following:

(1) Reduce the work experience required for licensure as a cosmetology teacher, esthetician teacher, manicurist teacher, or natural hair care teacher by the Board to one year (was, five years) of full-time work prior to application for licensure or completion of at least 800 hours of a teacher (was, cosmetology teacher) curriculum;

(2) Add a teaching examination requirement for licensure as a natural hair care teacher; and

(3) Change the teaching examinations required for licensure as a cosmetology teacher, esthetician teacher, or manicurist teacher to a general teaching exam.

Effective October 1, 2022.

Section 16

Amends GS 14-415.12 to include firearms safety and training courses certified or sponsored by the US Concealed Carry Association, or other named entities but taught by instructors certified by the US Concealed Carry Association, to those that satisfy concealed carry permit requirements. Applies to permit applications submitted on or after July 1, 2022.

Section 17

Amends the definition of timeshare transfer services provided in GS 93A-41 to define the term as any service provided in the State that provides assistance in the resale, transfer, relinquishment, or other disposition of a consumer timeshare reseller's timeshare (no longer including services offered in the State, or offered or provided anywhere in connection with a timeshare program containing timeshare units or a timeshare property located in the State). 

Amends GS 93A-98 to eliminate the inclusion of consumer resale timeshare properties located or offered in the State or a multisite timeshare program registered or required to be registered to be offered in the State as timeshare transfer services which constitute operating, conducting, engaging in, or carrying on a business or business venture in the State. 

Section 18

Subject to House Bill 103 (2022 Appropriations Act) becoming law, repeals Section 9B.1(c) of that act, which requires express legislative authorization for the Department of Health and Human Services' reorganization of child and family well-being programs and services, and realignment or reapportionment of State funds or federal block grant funds related to these programs and services. Effective July 1, 2022.

Section 19

Subject to House Bill 103 becoming law, amends Section 11.10(a) of that act as follows. Regarding a qualifying project in Chatham County that must be awarded a Job Development Investment Grant for the conditional appropriation provided in the Section, defines qualifying project to be a high-yield project for which the agreement requires that the business, at the project site, engage in manufacturing, and meet the private investment and job creation thresholds previously described (replacing the provisions that more narrowly required the business to manufacture computer chips). Effective July 1, 2022.

Section 20

Subject to House Bill 103 becoming law, amends Section 11.13(a) of that act as follows. Regarding the qualifying project in Randolph County that must be awarded a Job Development Investment Grant to receive the conditional appropriation provided in Section 11.19(b) of SL 2021-180 (2021 Appropriations Act), provides that if the manufacturer also meets the conditions of Section 11.19(c) of SL 2021-180, which allow the manufacture to exercise the option to increase the jobs created and private investment made to qualify the project as a Phase II transitional project at the project site, by December 31, 2024, and creates at least 4,500 eligible and expansion positions in the State (was, 5,000), additional appropriations in the specified amount are to be provided to the Department of Commerce, to be allocated as specified. Changes the allocation of the additional appropriations in House Bill 103 to require $50 million for payments to the manufacturer for creating and maintaining up to 1,125 eligible and expansion positions above 3,875 such positions (was, of the 5,000, the final 1,125 positions). Effective July 1, 2022.

Section 21

Subject to House Bill 103 becoming law, repeals Section 12.9(f), which provides four modifications to the disbursement procedure set forth in GS 159G-42 that apply with respect to the water and wastewater infrastructure projects designated in subsection (e) of the Section. Effective July 1, 2022.

Section 22

Establishes three required actions of the organization contracted by the Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Mitigation Services to develop the Flood Resiliency Blueprint under Section 5.9, SL 2021-180, including setting up a standardized model to create requirements and guidelines for major flood risk modeling datasets with statewide application. Adds two components to the required content of DMS's annual report due by July 1, 2023, under the session law, including decision support tools and an implementation plan to reduce the cost and complexity for local governments to develop projects that reduce flood risks. 

Intro. by Riddell, Bradford, Moffitt, Yarborough.APPROP, Chatham, Randolph, GS 14, GS 53, GS 87, GS 88B, GS 90, GS 93A, GS 95, GS 115C, GS 130A, GS 132, GS 143, GS 143C, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 1056 (2021) RET. & TREASURY ADMIN. CHANGES ACT OF 2022.-AB Filed May 25 2022, AN ACT PROVIDING AN EXCEPTION TO THE IRREVOCABLE ELECTION TO TRANSFER ACCUMULATED CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT PLANS TO THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; THE TREATMENT OF INACTIVE EMPLOYERS AND DEADLINES FOR REACTIVATION UNDER THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; ESTABLISHMENT OF A DEFAULT OPTION FOR EMPLOYING UNITS THAT FAIL TO SELECT AN OPTION FOR THE TRANSFER OF REMAINING ASSETS UPON THE DISCONTINUATION OF DEPARTMENT OF STATE TREASURER-SPONSORED 403(B) PLANS; CLARIFICATION OF THE OPERATIONALIZATION OF THE NON-ASSIGNABILITY OF PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES' LINE OF DUTY DEATH BENEFITS; ELIGIBILITY FOR LONG-TERM DISABILITY BENEFITS UNDER THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPERTY FINDER AGREEMENTS; AND CLARIFICATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION APPROVAL OF CERTAIN BORROWING CONTRACTS.

AN ACT PROVIDING AN EXCEPTION TO THE IRREVOCABLE ELECTION TO TRANSFER ACCUMULATED CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT PLANS TO THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; THE TREATMENT OF INACTIVE EMPLOYERS AND DEADLINES FOR REACTIVATION UNDER THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; ESTABLISHMENT OF A DEFAULT OPTION FOR EMPLOYING UNITS THAT FAIL TO SELECT AN OPTION FOR THE TRANSFER OF REMAINING ASSETS UPON THE DISCONTINUATION OF DEPARTMENT OF STATE TREASURER-SPONSORED 403(B) PLANS; CLARIFICATION OF THE OPERATIONALIZATION OF THE NON-ASSIGNABILITY OF PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES' LINE OF DUTY DEATH BENEFITS; ELIGIBILITY FOR LONG-TERM DISABILITY BENEFITS UNDER THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPERTY FINDER AGREEMENTS; AND CLARIFICATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION APPROVAL OF CERTAIN BORROWING CONTRACTS. SL 2022-14. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective July 1, 2022, except as otherwise provided.

Intro. by McNeill, C. Smith.GS 115C, GS 115D, GS 116B, GS 128, GS 135, GS 143, GS 159
H 1058 (2021) RET. & TREASURY TECH. CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2022.-AB Filed May 25 2022, AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS AND OTHER CONFORMING AND CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE LAWS GOVERNING THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; THE CONSOLIDATED JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM; THE NORTH CAROLINA TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' BENEFIT TRUST AND BENEFITS PROVIDED UNDER THAT TRUST; THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM; AND THE FIREFIGHTERS' AND RESCUE SQUAD WORKERS' PENSION FUND.

AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS AND OTHER CONFORMING AND CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE LAWS GOVERNING THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; THE CONSOLIDATED JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM; THE NORTH CAROLINA TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' BENEFIT TRUST AND BENEFITS PROVIDED UNDER THAT TRUST; THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM; AND THE FIREFIGHTERS' AND RESCUE SQUAD WORKERS' PENSION FUND. SL 2022-16. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by C. Smith, McNeill.GS 120, GS 128, GS 135, GS 143, GS 147
H 1068 (2021) UNC NON-APPROPRIATED CAPITAL PROJECTS. (NEW) Filed May 25 2022, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ACQUISITION OR CONSTRUCTION AND THE FINANCING, WITHOUT APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE GENERAL FUND, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS FOR APPROPRIATIONS RELATED TO CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS OF THE CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ACQUISITION OR CONSTRUCTION AND THE FINANCING, WITHOUT APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE GENERAL FUND, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS FOR APPROPRIATIONS RELATED TO CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS OF THE CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA. SL 2022-15. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective June 29, 2022.

Intro. by Hardister, Pickett, Hawkins, Hunter.APPROP, UNCODIFIED
H 1175 (2021) 2022 SPEAKER & PPT APPOINTMENTS. Filed Jun 30 2022, AN ACT TO APPOINT PERSONS TO VARIOUS PUBLIC OFFICES UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.

Includes whereas clauses.

Part I.

Appoints the specified persons to the following boards and commissions upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House, effective on the specified date, with terms expiring as provided: Acupuncture Licensing Board, African American Heritage Commission, North Carolina Agricultural Finance Authority, Board of Directors of the North Carolina Arboretum, North Carolina Boxing and Combat Sports Commission, North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board, North Carolina Child Care Commission, Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board of Trustees, Coastal Resources Commission, Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the North Carolina State Bar, Domestic Violence Commission, Economic Investment Committee, Education and Workforce Innovation Commission, North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners, Governor's Crime Commission, North Carolina State Commission of Indian Affairs, Information Technology Strategy Board, Council of Internal Auditing, North Carolina Institute of Medicine, License to Give Trust Fund Commission, Locksmith Licensing Board, North Carolina State Lottery Commission, North Carolina Mining Commission, 911 Board, North Carolina Oil and Gas Commission, North Carolina On-Site Wastewater Contractors and Inspectors Certification Board, Outdoor Heritage Council, North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority, North Carolina State Ports Authority, Private Protective Services Board, Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission, North Carolina Recreational Therapy Licensure Board, North Carolina Respiratory Care Board, Rules Review Commission, Rural Infrastructure Authority, North Carolina Board of Science, Technology, and Innovation, North Carolina Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists, State Building Commission, State Ethics Commission, State Fire and Rescue Commission, Board of Trustees of the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, State Water Infrastructure Authority, Structural Pest Control Committee, Board of Trustees of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System, Supplemental Retirement Board of Trustees, North Carolina Turnpike Authority, University of North Carolina at Asheville Board of Trustees, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Board of Trustees, University of North Carolina at Wilmington Board of Trustees, Well Contractors Certification Commission, and North Carolina State Board of Transportation.

Part II.

Appoints the specified persons to the following boards and commissions upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, effective on the specified date, with terms expiring as provided: Structural Pest Control Committee, North Carolina Boxing and Combat Sports Commission, North Carolina State Fire and Rescue Commission, Board of Directors of the North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., North Carolina State Water Infrastructure Authority, North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board, North Carolina Child Care Commission, North Carolina Rules Review Commission, Board of Directors of Cleveland County Community College, North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board, North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission, North Carolina State Ethics Commission, 911 Board, North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission, Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission, North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board, Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, North Carolina Mining Commission, Education Commission of the States, North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council, North Carolina Human Resources Commission, North Carolina Institute of Medicine, North Carolina State Ports Authority, North Carolina Respiratory Care Board, North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission, Acupuncture Licensing Board, North Carolina Agricultural Finance Authority, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, African American Heritage Commission, North Carolina Manufactured Housing Board, North Carolina On-Site Wastewater Contractors and Inspection Certification Board, North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority, North Carolina State Building Commission, North Carolina Private Protection Services Board, North Carolina Recreational Therapy Licensure Board, North Carolina Irrigation Contractors' Licensure Board, North Carolina Council of Internal Auditing, Board of Directors of the North Carolina Global TransPark Authority, North Carolina State Lottery Commission, North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board, North Carolina Oil and Gas Commission, Board of Directors of the North Carolina Arboretum, North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board of Directors, North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board, Rockingham County Community College Board of Trustees, and Compassionate Use Advisory Board.

Intro. by D. Hall.UNCODIFIED
H 1176 (2021) BOG VACANCY. Filed Jun 30 2022, A HOUSE RESOLUTION ELECTING DR. M. LEE BARNES, JR., TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Elects Dr. M. Lee Barnes, Jr., to the UNC Board of Governors for a term commencing July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2025.

Intro. by D. Hall.HOUSE RES
H 1177 (2021) SBCC VACANCY ELECTION. Filed Jun 30 2022, A HOUSE RESOLUTION ELECTING DR. GRANT L. CAMPBELL TO FILL A VACANCY ON THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES.

Includes whereas clauses. Elects Dr. Grant L. Campbell as a member of the State Board of Community Colleges for a term expiring June 30, 2027.

Intro. by D. Hall.HOUSE RES
H 1178 (2021) ADJOURNMENT RESOLUTION. Filed Jun 30 2022, A JOINT RESOLUTION ADJOURNING THE 2021 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO A DATE CERTAIN AND LIMITING THE MATTERS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED UPON RECONVENING.

Provides that when the House of Representatives and the Senate adjourn on Friday, July 15, 2022, they stand adjourned to reconvene on: (1) Friday, August 12, 2022, at noon until Tuesday, August 16, 2022; (2) on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at noon until Thursday, September 15, 2022; (3) on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at noon until Thursday, October 13, 2022; (4) Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at noon until Friday, November 11, 2022; (5) Thursday, December 8, 2022, at noon until Friday, December 9, 2022; and (6) on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at noon.

Limits the matters that may be considered during these reconvened sessions to: (1) bills vetoed by the Governor solely for the purpose of considering overriding of the veto upon reconsideration of the bill; (2) bills providing for the selection, appointment, or confirmation as required by law, including the filling of vacancies of positions for which the appointees were elected by the NCGA upon recommendation of the Speaker, President of the Senate, or President Pro Tempore; (3) bills providing for action on gubernatorial nominations or appointments; (4) bills concerning the districts for Congressional, State House, State Senate, judicial, municipal, county, and other elected officials and containing no other matters; (5) bills responding to actions related to litigation challenging the legality of legislative enactments, including litigation concerning the matters listed in subdivision (4) of this section, and containing no other matters; (6) any bills relating to election laws; (7) bills providing for impeachment pursuant to Article IV of the NC Constitution or GS Chapter 123; (8) adoption of conference reports for bills for which conferees had been appointed by both houses on or before Friday, July 1, 2022; (9) simple resolutions addressing organizational matters of each respective house; and (10) a joint resolution further adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, amending a joint resolution adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, or adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, sine die. During the session convening on December 15, also allows the consideration of bills implementing, in whole or in part, a Medicaid modernization plan submitted to the General Assembly by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Allows the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to authorize appropriate committees or subcommittees of their respective houses to meet during the interims between sessions to: (1) review matters related to the State budget for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium, (2) prepare reports, including revised budgets, or (3) consider any other matters as the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate deems appropriate.

Intro. by D. Hall.JOINT RES

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-06-30

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 201 (2021) VAR. MOTOR VEH. AND TRANSPORT. LAW CHANGES. (NEW). Filed Mar 8 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION LAWS.

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

Adds organizational headings.

Section 1

Replaces the provisions of new GS 14-164.1, which make it a Class I felony to possess a catalytic converter that has been removed from a motor vehicle with if the individual knew or should have known that the catalytic converter was unlawfully obtained. Instead enacts the following. Makes it a Class I felony to knowingly possess a catalytic converter that has been removed from a motor vehicle, unless the person in possession meets one of three exceptions, including (1) an employee or agent of a company, or an individual, acting in their official duties for a motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle repair shop, secondary metals recycler, or salvage yard that is licensed, permitted, or registered; (2) an individual who possesses vehicle registration documentation indicating that the catalytic converter in the individual's possession is from a vehicle registered in that individual's name and is or will be replaced with another legally obtained catalytic converter; or (3) an individual who possesses a catalytic converter lawfully received from an individual described in subdivision (2) and proof of vehicle ownership and a copy of the most recent vehicle registration documentation for the vehicle from which the catalytic converter was removed.

Section 6

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 20-157 regarding vehicle operation around emergency or public service vehicles giving warning signals, making the changes effective August 1, 2022 (was, July 1, 2022).

Adds the following new content.

Section 8

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.

Section 9

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.

Section 10

Amends GS 20-43.1 to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to provide copies of partial vehicle registration application and renewal data in bulk form to persons, private companies, or other entities, for uses other than official, subject to payment of the 3 cents per individual record fee (currently includes authority to provide copies of partial vehicle registration application data collected pursuant to GS 20-52 in bulk form to such persons, companies, and entities for the fee described). Adds a new subdivision authorizing the DMV to provide information on motor vehicle registration or liability insurance upon written request and payment of a $1 per individual record fee, as authorized by the identified federal law and for verification purposes only. Subjects the $1 fee to a quadrennial adjustment pursuant to GS 20-4.02. Effective July 1, 2022.

Section 11

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.

Section 12

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 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.

Sections 13 and 14

Amends GS 136-189.11, which provides for the distribution of funds subject to the Transportation Investment Strategy Formula (Formula). Adds a new exclusion from the Formula for Federal Carbon Reduction Program formula funds appropriated to the State. Adds to the federal program activities included in the applicable category of the Formula set forth in subsection (d) that are not subject to that subsection’s prioritization criteria State funds used to match federal Carbon Reduction Program formula funds appropriated to the State for projects on the State highway system that improve the safety, mobility, and operational characteristics of the State highway system for motorists. Regarding the percentage of funds to be allocated to Department of Transportation (DOT) divisions for division need projects, adds to the programs subject to alternate quantitative criteria the Federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program formula funds appropriated to the State. Enacts a new subsection (d2), deeming that after redesignation of an existing or proposed secondary route to a primary highway route, a project is ineligible for evaluation in a newly-designated funding category under GS 136-189.10 until (1) the new route designation is reflected in the transportation plan that has been approved by the appropriate governing body and the Board of Transportation and (2) the DOT has commenced its second subsequent prioritization after the date of final route redesignation approval. Excludes projects that include a route redesignation initiated by the DOT to meet intrastate or interstate connectivity needs.

Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to waive a project reprioritization delay required by new GS 135-189.11(d2) upon request of an affected Metropolitan Planning Organization or Rural Transportation Planning Organization. Directs the Secretary to report to the specified NCGA committee and division on waivers requested, as specified, by December 31, 2023. Expires December 31, 2023.

Directs DOT to initiate a workgroup evaluation of potential DOT policy and rule changes, potential conflicts with federal laws or regulations, effects to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STI Program) prioritization processes, and any additional matter DOT deems relevant that relates to the implementation of new GS 135-189.11(d2). Directs DOT to report to the specified NCGA committee and division by December 1, 2022.

Section 15

Amends GS 146-30 to repeal subdivision (d)(4), which provides that no service charge into the State Land Fund can be deducted from or levied against the proceeds of any lease, rental, or easement of DOT land or land owned by the Department of Administration and solely maintained by DOT. Amends subdivision (d)(10) of the statute to require net proceeds from the sale or lease of land, facilities, products, or timber owned by DOT or owned by the State and solely maintained by DOT to be deposited into the State Highway Fund (currently, requires the net proceeds derived from the sale of land, facilities, products, or timber owned by DOT to be deposited into the identified Fund). 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 otherwise owned by the State and solely maintained by DOT (was, proceeds from the sale of DOT-owned real property only).

Section 16

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.

Section 17

Amends GS 136-28.10 by adding the requirement that the Department of Transportation (DOT) increase the outsourcing of professional services for Highway Fund and Highway Trust Fund projects to Small Professional Services Firms. Allows DOT to restrict solicitation and the awarding of funds to professional services it has identified as likely to attract increased participation by Small Professional Services Firms. Requires awarding contracts through the Qualification Based Selection (QBS) process. Allows the Board of Transportation to delegate full authority to award contracts, adopt necessary rules, and administer the provisions of this statute to the Secretary of Transportation.

Section 18

Amends GS 20-79.4 to authorize the DMV to issue a Pilot Mountain State Park special registration plate. Establishes a special plate fee of $30 and requires that $20 of that fee be transferred quarterly to the Friends of Sauratown Mountains to be used for preserving and promoting Pilot Mountain State Park. Effective October 1, 2022.

Section 19

Amends GS 20-79.4(b) to authorize the DMV to produce a NC Association of Fire Chiefs special registration plate. Plate issuance is contingent on the receipt of at least 500 plate applications. Establishes a special plate fee of $30 and requires that $20 of that fee be transferred quarterly to the NC Association of Fire Chiefs to be used for education programs for NC firefighters. Effective October 1, 2022.

Section 20

Repeals GS 20-79.4(b)(100), which authorizes issuance of the Honorary Consular Corps special registration plate. Provides that the repeal does not affect the validity or require a recall of existing, current special registration plates issued prior to October 1, 2022. Bars the DMV from issuing or renewing such special registration plates on or after October 1, 2022, and requires replacement of such plates with an authorized plate upon application for renewal on or after October 1, 2022.

Section 21

Amends Section 34.13 of SL 2018-5 (2018 Appropriations Act), which authorizes DOT to establish and implement a pilot project to award contracts for up to five projects for the construction of transportation projects on a construction manager-general contractor basis, subject to specified limitations. Increases the cap for DOT contracts under the pilot to from a project cost of $100 million to a project cost of $500 million, as determined by DOT.

Section 22

Authorizes DOT to enter into agreements with the SBI for the placement and use of automatic license plate reader systems within land or rights-of-way (ROW) owned by DOT as part of the Section’s pilot program, subject to six criteria, including that the use of the land or ROW is temporary and the system is above ground, removeable, and contains no combustible fuel. Requires placement and use to terminate and be removed by DOT upon request by any affected public utility. Provides for DOT or the public utility’s authority to relocate the system and related equipment to access its utilities or facilities, with liability limited to gross negligence or willful misconduct, subject to notification of the SBI. Defines public utility. Sunsets these provisions on June 1, 2023, with any agreement entered under the pilot terminating by that date.

Directs the SBI to report to the specified NCGA committees by March 1, 2023, with specified content included.

Repeals Section 41.57(a), SL 2021-180 (2021 Appropriations Act), which enacts GS 136-27.3A, Relocation of automatic license plate reader systems, and Section 41.57(c), SL 2021-180, which enacts GS 20-183.32A, Report on automatic license plate reader systems.

Changes the act’s titles.

Intro. by Sawyer, Johnson.GS 20, GS 66, GS 105, GS 136, GS 146
S 201 (2021) VAR. MOTOR VEH. AND TRANSPORT. LAW CHANGES. (NEW). Filed Mar 8 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION LAWS.

Conference report #2 is identical to conference report #1, with the following changes.

Eliminates proposed Section 22, which (1) authorized the Department of Transportation (DOT) to enter into agreements with the SBI for the placement and use of automatic license plate reader systems within land or rights-of-way (ROW) owned by DOT as part of the Section’s pilot program through June 1, 2023, and (2) repealed Section 41.57(a), SL 2021-180 (2021 Appropriations Act), which enacts GS 136-27.3A, Relocation of automatic license plate reader systems, and Section 41.57(c), SL 2021-180, which enacts GS 20-183.32A, Report on automatic license plate reader systems.

Intro. by Sawyer, Johnson.GS 14, GS 20, GS 66, GS 105, GS 136, GS 146
S 278 (2021) PROP./FAM. LAW-REIMBURSE PROP. EXPENDITURES. Filed Mar 11 2021, AN ACT TO CONFORM THE STATUTE RELATING TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENDITURES MADE BY SPOUSES ON JOINT PROPERTY WITH CURRENT FAMILY LAW PRACTICE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE FAMILY LAW SECTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN DECLARATIONS FOR CONDOMINIUMS PRIOR TO RECORDATION, TO CLARIFY THE APPLICABILITY OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CONDOMINIUM ACT, AND TO CLARIFY EXEMPTIONS FROM THE MARKETABLE TITLE ACT.

AN ACT TO CONFORM THE STATUTE RELATING TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENDITURES MADE BY SPOUSES ON JOINT PROPERTY WITH CURRENT FAMILY LAW PRACTICE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE FAMILY LAW SECTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN DECLARATIONS FOR CONDOMINIUMS PRIOR TO RECORDATION, TO CLARIFY THE APPLICABILITY OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CONDOMINIUM ACT, AND TO CLARIFY EXEMPTIONS FROM THE MARKETABLE TITLE ACT. SL 2022-12. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective June 29, 2022, except as otherwise provided.

Intro. by Galey, Britt.GS 41, GS 47A, GS 47B, GS 47C
S 339 (2021) 2022 WRC AMENDMENTS. (NEW) Filed Mar 23 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION.

House committee substitute replaces the content of the 1st edition with the following.

Section 1

Enacts GS 113-306(g) making it a Class 3 misdemeanor for a first conviction, and a Class 2 misdemeanor for subsequent convictions within three years, to violate the emergency powers of the Executive Director of the Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) or rules adopted by WRC pursuant to subsection (f) upon determining their necessity to respond to a wildlife disease that threatens irreparable injury to wildlife or the public. 

Enacts new subdivision (b)(4) to GS 113-135.1, making a conforming change to except from the statute's limitation on penalties for offenses created by WRC rules, rule violations related to a violation of emergency powers exercised to respond to a wildlife disease that threatens irreparable injury to wildlife or the public pursuant to GS 113-306(f).

Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2022. 

Section 2

Amends GS 113-273(f) to amend the provisions governing fur dealer licenses. Changes the definition of dealing in furs to mean any individual who buys and sells the raw furs, pelts, or skins of fur-bearing animals or other wild animals that may lawfully be sold, or the raw furs, pelts, or skins of wild animals which may not themselves be sold but whose fur, pelt, or skin may lawfully be sold (previously, defined as engaging in the business of buying or selling fur-bearing animals or other wild animals that may lawfully be sold, the raw furs, pelts, or skins of those animals, or skins of wild animals which may not themselves be sold but whose fur, pelt, or skin may lawfully be sold). Regarding the authority of hunters and trappers to exclusively sell lawfully taken wild animals or their furs, pelts, or skins to licensed fur dealers, similarly limits the authority to only allows selling the raw furs, pelts, and skins of lawfully taken wild animals to licensed dealers (no longer including authority to sell the animals themselves). Reduces fur-dealer licensing fees from $60 to $30 for residents, and from $300 to $60 for nonresidents. Makes language gender neutral. Effective August 1, 2022.

Section 3 repeals SL 2021-76, which (1) disapproves of the amendment to 15A NCAC 10B .0201 (Prohibited Taking and Manner of Take), defined as the "Cervid Excretion Rule," adopted by WRC on February 25, 2020, and (2) directs WRC to implement the Cervid Excretion Rule as described, and adopt a rule consistent with the described directive, applicable to any cervid excretions used for hunting on or after December 1, 2021. 

Section 4

Directs WRC to implement the the Cervid Excretion Rules, defined as 15A NCAC 10B .0201 (Prohibited Taking and Manner of Take) as follows. Prohibits processing or using any substance or material that contains or is labeled as containing any excretion collected from a cervid, including bodily fluids, for the purposes of taking or attempting to take, attracting, or scouting wildlife. Describes two products excluded from the prohibition: (1) labeled products containing synthetic analogs of cervid excretions; and (2) natural deer urine products identified as free from chronic wasting disease (CWD) based on specified independent laboratory testing. Requires the WRC to adopt a permanent rule to implement the Cervid Excretion Rule as described. Applies to any cervid excretions used for hunting on or after July 1, 2022. 

Section 5

Amends GS 113-351 to no longer exclude fishing with hook and line in public mountain trout waters from the authorities granted with a resident subsistence unified inland/coastal recreational fishing license waiver, described in subsection (d).

Section 6

Adds the term domestically raised waterfowl and game birds to the defined terms set forth in GS 113-129 for terms related to marine and estuarine and wildlife resources. Defines the term as propagated mallard ducks in accordance with identified federal law, bobwhite quail, ringed neck pheasants, chukar partridges, and Hungarian partridges. 

Changes the act's titles. 

Intro. by Sawyer, Britt.GS 113
S 339 (2021) 2022 WRC AMENDMENTS. (NEW) Filed Mar 23 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION.

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

Deletes Section 3 of act which would have repealed SL 2021-76, which (1) disapproves of the amendment to 15A NCAC 10B .0201 (Prohibited Taking and Manner of Take), defined as the "Cervid Excretion Rule," adopted by WRC on February 25, 2020, and (2) directs WRC to implement the Cervid Excretion Rule as described, and adopt a rule consistent with the described directive, applicable to any cervid excretions used for hunting on or after December 1, 2021. Repeals Section 4 of the act which directed the WRC to implement the the Cervid Excretion Rules, defined as 15A NCAC 10B .0201 (Prohibited Taking and Manner of Take) to prohibit processing or using any substance or material that contains or is labeled as containing any excretion collected from a cervid, including bodily fluids, for the purposes of taking or attempting to take, attracting, or scouting wildlife, with listed exclusions. 

Intro. by Sawyer, Britt.GS 113
S 346 (2021) EXTENDED LEARNING FOR ELECTIVE COURSES. (NEW) Filed Mar 24 2021, AN ACT TO EXTEND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO INCLUDE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ELECTIVE COURSE CREDIT.

House amendment to the 4th edition makes the following changes.

Amends proposed GS 115C-104.10, by amending the requirements for policies adopted by local boards of education authorizing students to earn elective course credit for alternative educational opportunities that take place outside of the required instructional day by limiting approval of alternative education opportunities to those sponsored by business or trade associations, no longer limiting this requirement to those that are located in the State. Also adds the requirement that the policy prohibit the local board of education from requiring an alternative educational opportunity for high school graduation.

Intro. by Rabon, Burgin, Ford.GS 115C
S 372 (2021) ELECTRICAL LIC./BLDG. CODE/DEV. REFORM 2022. (NEW) Filed Mar 29 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING LICENSES, WASTEWATER, SEDIMENTATION, AND BUILDING CODE LAWS.

AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING LICENSES, WASTEWATER, SEDIMENTATION, AND BUILDING CODE LAWS. SL 2022-11. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective June 29, 2022, except as otherwise provided.

Intro. by McInnis, Jarvis, Galey.APPROP, STUDY, Anson, GS 87, GS 130A, GS 143, GS 160D
S 455 (2021) CONFORM HEMP WITH FEDERAL LAW. (NEW) Filed Apr 1 2021, AN ACT TO CONFORM THE HEMP LAWS WITH FEDERAL LAW BY PERMANENTLY EXCLUDING HEMP FROM THE STATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

AN ACT TO CONFORM THE HEMP LAWS WITH FEDERAL LAW BY PERMANENTLY EXCLUDING HEMP FROM THE STATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.  SL 2022-32. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Britt, Mohammed, Lee.GS 90
S 470 (2021) ABC TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES. (NEW) Filed Apr 1 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES TO S.L. 2021-150, ABC OMNIBUS LEGISLATION, TO MAKE OTHER CHANGES TO THE ALCOHOL LAWS, AND TO MAKE A CORRECTION TO THE NAME OF THE PROPANE TRADE ASSOCIATION.

Conference report makes the following changes to the 5th edition.

Changes the effective date of Part I. of SL 2021-150, which makes changes to GS Chapter 18B to provide for online orders at ABC stores, to October 1, 2022 (was, January 1, 2022, in the previous edition and originally October 1, 2021).

Amends the lead-in language to the changes to the following statutes to no longer refer to their enactment or changes made by SL 2021-150: GS 18B-1105, GS 18B-1113.1, GS 18B-1114.7, GS 18B-1105, 18B-904, and GS 18B-1006.

Removes Section 8 of the act which amended GS 153A-145.9 and GS 160A-205.4 to authorize counties and cities to adopt an ordinance designating one or more social districts (was, limited to one), and made conforming changes to GS 18B-904.1.

Removes Section 12 of the act which amended Section 33.1 of SL 2021-150 to require the Department of Public Safety, in addition to the ABC Commission, to adopt rules or amend its rules consistent with SL 2021-150, with authority to use the procedures set forth in GS 150B-21.1.

Changes the effective date of the changes to GS 18B-1001.4 to require individuals delivering alcoholic beverages pursuant to a delivery service permit to complete a course conducted or approved by the ABC Commission (was, a course approved by the Commission only) related to the delivery of alcoholic beverages. Now makes this change effective October 1, 2022 (was, effective December 1, 2021, and applicable to individuals successfully completing a course conducted or approved by the ABC Commission related to the delivery of alcoholic beverages on or after that date).

Concerning the changes made in GS 18B-1006.1 to allow recyclable spirituous liquor containers to be used for display purposes, provides that the Alcoholic Beverage Commission may adopt permanent rules (was, may adopt or amend any rules) as required by the act using the procedure under GS 150B-21.1.

Adds the following new content.

Amends GS 18B-1000 by amending the definition of restaurant as it is used in GS Chapter 18B to require that the restaurant have an inside dining area with seating for at least 10 (was, at least 36) people. Adds that it is not necessary for an establishment to maintain kitchen operations at all times it is open to the public to qualify as a restaurant.

Amends GS 130A-250 to exempt from Part 6 of Article 8 of GS Chapter 130A, Regulation of Food and Lodging Facilities, the bar area or other similar area in an establishment where alcoholic beverage are prepared, poured, or mixed before service to customers and food is not prepared, except for the preparation of garnishes for alcoholic beverages.

Enacts new GS 18B-809 to prohibit any Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission rule or decision from limiting or restricting industry members from giving, lending, or selling branded plug-in coolers used to hold and display products, provided that the coolers are under the dollar limits set by the Commission for product displays. Requires the cooler to have permanent and conspicuous branding that is permanently attached or securely affixed.

Amends GS 18B-1000, if House Bill 768 becomes law, by amending the definition of bar as it is used in GS Chapter 18B, to define bar as an establishment that is primarily engaged in the business of selling alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises (previously did not specify where the consumption was to take place and prohibited serving prepared food).

Enacts new GS 18B-1122 to allow malt beverages to be produced, bottled, imported, distributed, and sold in sealed containers which are 50 milliliters or more in volume. Prohibits the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission from limiting or restricting the size of an individual malt beverage container allowed for sale in this State, provided that the container is not less than 50 milliliters.

Amends GS 119-63.3 by changing the name of the North Carolina Propane Gas Association, Inc., to the Southeast Propane Alliance, Inc. Directs the Revisor of Statutes to replace the phrase Association with Alliance in Article 5A of GS Chapter 119.

Makes conforming organizational changes, and technical changes. Adds bill section headings. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by Johnson, Hise.GS 18B, GS 119, GS 130A, GS 150B
S 651 (2021) AMEND VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT/DACS BUDGET. (NEW) Filed Apr 6 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT AND TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES BUDGET PROVISIONS IN THE 2022 BUDGET.

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

Revises the proposed changes to Article 11, Veterinarians, of GS Chapter 90 as follows. Adds staff to the Article's defined terms, defined as any person performing duties under the direction and supervision of a veterinarian. Further amends the Veterinary Medical Board's fees set in GS 90-186, increasing the fees under subdivision (6)d. for (1) an inspection of a veterinary practice facility from $125 to $150, and (2) an inspection of a veterinary facility from $125 to $150, and also limiting such inspection to inspections resulting from a serious inspection violation or as a result of a complaint (subdivision (6)d. includes two contingent versions due to provisions of SL 2019-170, which amends the subdivision to refer to a veterinary facility rather than a veterinary practice facility, with the second version including the changes only effective 60 days after the date the Board adopts rules as mandated by that session law). Adds a new fee of $150 for issuance of a veterinary facility permit; makes conforming changes to include this fee in the provision which states the fees are applicable for annual renewals. 

Adds to the changes of GS 90-187.6, replacing references to veterinary employees with "staff." Eliminates provisions which prohibited employees from receiving fees or compensation of any kind for services other than any salary or compensation paid to the employees by the veterinarian or veterinary facility by which the employee is employed. Allows a technician, intern, and staff to participate in the operation of a branch office, clinic, or allied establishment to the extent allowable under and as defined by Article 11 or Board rules (was, limited to employees only). Deems staff (was, nonregistered veterinary employee employed under subsection (c)) practicing veterinary medicine except as permitted under subsection (c) of the statute guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. 

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to Article 11, GS Chapter 90 to October 1, 2022 (was, October 1, 2021). 

Adds the following new content.

Amends House Bill 103 (Appropriations Act of 2022) as follows, conditioned upon House Bill 103 becoming law, effective July 1, 2022.

Enacts new Section 40.12, authorizing repairs and renovations intended for allocation by the Office of State Budget and Management to DACS for 2022-23 to include up to $3 million for renovations of the restaurant facility at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market as described.

Amends Section 10.1 of that act, to require the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) to use $500,000 in recurring funds appropriated to DACS to provide overtime compensation to employees of the North Carolina Forest Service (no longer limiting the provision of compensation to such employees who are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act) who are involved in fighting forest fires for overtime earned while conducting fire suppression duties or while on-call. 

Changes the act's titles.

Intro. by Rabon.APPROP, GS 90
S 766 (2021) ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT. Filed May 23 2022, AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR ASSAULT OF A PERSON DURING THE COMMISSION OF ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY TO RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS FOR LOSS DUE TO ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT, AND TO REGULATE HIGH-VOLUME THIRD-PARTY SELLERS OPERATING ON ONLINE MARKETPLACES.

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR ASSAULT OF A PERSON DURING THE COMMISSION OF ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY TO RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS FOR LOSS DUE TO ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT, AND TO REGULATE HIGH-VOLUME THIRD-PARTY SELLERS OPERATING ON ONLINE MARKETPLACES. SL 2022-30. Enacted June 30, 2022. Sections 1 through 5 are effective December 1, 2022, Section 6 is effective January 1, 2023.

Intro. by Britt, McInnis, Craven.GS 1, GS 14, GS 15, GS 66
S 917 (2021) ADJOURNMENT RESOLUTION. Filed Jun 30 2022, A JOINT RESOLUTION ADJOURNING THE 2021 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO A DATE CERTAIN AND LIMITING THE MATTERS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED UPON RECONVENING.

Provides that when the House of Representatives and the Senate adjourn on Friday, July 1, 2022, they stand adjourned to reconvene as follows: (1) on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at noon until Thursday, July 28, 2022; (2) on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at noon until Thursday August 25, 2022; (3) on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at noon until Thursday, September 22, 2022; (4) on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at noon until Thursday, October 20, 2022; (5) on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, noon until Thursday, November 17, 2022; and (6) on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at noon. 

During each of these reconvened sessions, the matters that may be considered are limited to: (1) bills vetoed by the Governor solely for the purpose of considering overriding of the veto upon reconsideration of the bill; (2) bills providing for the selection, appointment, or confirmation as required by law, including the filling of vacancies of positions for which the appointees were elected by the NCGA upon recommendation of the Speaker, President of the Senate, or President Pro Tempore; (3) bills providing for action on gubernatorial nominations or appointments; (4) bills responding to actions related to litigation challenging the legality of legislative enactments; (5) bills relating to election laws; (6) bills providing for impeachment pursuant under Article IV of the NC Constitution or GS Chapter 123; (7) simple resolutions addressing organizational matters of each respective house; and (8) a joint resolution further adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, amending a joint resolution adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, or adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, sine die.

Allows the Speaker of the House or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to authorize appropriate committees or subcommittees of their respective houses to meet during the interims between sessions to (1) review matters related to the State budget for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium, (2) prepare reports, including revised budgets, or (3) consider any other matters as the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate deems appropriate.

Intro. by Rabon.JOINT RES

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-06-30

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 263 (2021) HIGH POINT/COUNCIL DELEGATE REZONING POWERS. Filed Mar 10 2021, AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF HIGH POINT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY COUNCIL TO DELEGATE TO THE CITY'S PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION THE AUTHORITY TO CHANGE THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY.

Senate amendment to the 1st edition makes a clarifying change to the introductory language to the change to Article IX of the High Point City Charter, SL 1979-501. 

Intro. by Faircloth, Hardister, Brockman, Quick.UNCODIFIED, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph
H 1004 (2021) TROUTMAN CHARTER REVISED & CONSOLIDATED. Filed May 19 2022, AN ACT TO REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TROUTMAN.

AN ACT TO REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TROUTMAN. SL 2022-17. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective June 29, 2022.

Intro. by McNeely.Iredell
H 1012 (2021) JACKSONVILLE DEANNEX/SOUTHERN PINES/ETJ. (NEW) Filed May 19 2022, AN ACT TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE; TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE; AND TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF SOUTHERN PINES.

AN ACT TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE; TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE; AND TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF SOUTHERN PINES. SL 2022-27. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Shepard.Moore, Onslow
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.

AN ACT TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH WILKESBORO. SL 2022-28. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Elmore.Wilkes
H 1045 (2021) MAYLAND CC/BLUE RIDGE HOTEL TRANSFER AUTH. Filed May 25 2022, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO CONVEY BY GIFT THE BLUE RIDGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL PROPERTY TO THE MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE ENTERPRISE CORPORATION.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO CONVEY BY GIFT THE BLUE RIDGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL PROPERTY TO THE MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE ENTERPRISE CORPORATION. SL 2022-18. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective June 29, 2022.

Intro. by Greene.Mitchell
H 1061 (2021) CURRITUCK COUNTY GAME COMMISSION/LICENSING. Filed May 25 2022, AN ACT TO INCREASE THE LICENSING FEES OF THE CURRITUCK COUNTY GAME COMMISSION.

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE LICENSING FEES OF THE CURRITUCK COUNTY GAME COMMISSION. SL 2022-19. Enacted June 29, 2022. Effective October 1, 2022.

Intro. by Hanig, Goodwin.Currituck
H 1096 (2021) SURF CITY DEANNEXATION. Filed May 26 2022, AN ACT TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF SURF CITY.

AN ACT TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF SURF CITY. SL 2022-29. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by C. Smith.Onslow, Pender

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-06-30

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 269 (2021) WASHINGTON-WARREN AIRPORT AUTHORITY (NEW) Filed Mar 11 2021, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE WASHINGTON-WARREN AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

House committee substitute replaces the content of the 3rd edition with the following.

Creates the Washington-Warren Airport Authority (AA) as a body corporate and politic. Provides for appointment of seven members to staggered three-year terms by the Washington City Council (Council). Provides for member qualifications and compensation, oaths of office requirements, filling of vacancies, meetings and leadership. Enumerates 14 powers and duties of the AA, including those related to real property, contracts, rulemaking, and the operation of municipal airports. Deems the AA to have the same exemptions in respect to payment of taxes and license fees and eligibility for sales and use tax refunds to the same extent as provided for municipal corporations under State law. Authorizes the AA to acquire, and the City of Washington (City) to grant or convey by gift or consideration to the AA at the City's discretion, any real or personal property necessary for the construction, operation, and maintenance of any airport located in Beaufort County. Transfers any project that the Washington-Warren Airport Advisory Board is engaged in to the AA on the date the act becomes law. Authorizes the City to convey its rights, title, and interests in real property upon which the Washington-Warren Airport is situated upon the AA being deemed financially solvent by the FAA. 

Deems any lands acquired, owned, controlled, or occupied by the AA declared to be for a public purpose. Allows for private property needed by the AA for any airport, landing field, or as facilities of an airport or landing field to be acquired by gift or devise, or by private purchase or by the exercise of eminent domain as a public condemnor under GS 40A-3(c). Requires the AA to annually report its operations and transactions to the council. Prohibits the AA from pledging City credit or imposing obligations upon the City. Grants the AA all rights and powers granted to counties or municipalities by general law relating to the development, regulation, and control of municipal airports and the regulation of aircraft except as specified by the act, and allows the City to delegate any or all of its rights and powers under general law to the AA. Authorizes the AA to contract with and accept grants from the FAA, the State, or any of their agencies or representatives relating to the purchase of land and air easements and to the grading, constructing, equipping, improving, maintaining, or operating of an airport or its facilities or both. Authorizes the AA to employ professionals deemed necessary and useful in carrying out the act. Authorizes the council to appropriate funds from any source to implement the act, and authorizes the AA to expend any funds appropriated by the City for airport purposes. 

Requires the council to appoint each of the six individuals serving on the Washington-Warren Airport Advisory Board on July 1, 2022, to the AA, to serve until their respective terms expire, with subsequent appointments to establish staggered terms. 

Includes a severability clause. 

Changes the act's titles.

Intro. by Murdock, Woodard.Beaufort
S 269 (2021) WASHINGTON-WARREN AIRPORT AUTHORITY (NEW) Filed Mar 11 2021, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE WASHINGTON-WARREN AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

House amendment to the 4th edition makes the following changes. 

Adds that the Washington-Warren Airport Authority (Authority) has no authority to impose or raise taxes. Requires the Authority to comply with (was, issue bonds pursuant to) Article 5 of GS Chapter 159. Excludes Article 8 (North Carolina Special Airport Districts Act) from the powers and authority under GS Chapter 63 that were granted to the Authority.

Intro. by Murdock, Woodard.Beaufort
S 754 (2021) NASHVILLE/REVISED & CONSOLIDATED CHARTER. Filed May 18 2022, AN ACT TO REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF NASHVILLE.

AN ACT TO REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF NASHVILLE. SL 2022-20. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Barnes.Nash
S 755 (2021) CLINTON-SAMPSON COUNTY AIRPORT LEASES. Filed May 19 2022, AN ACT TO ALLOW THE CITY OF CLINTON AND SAMPSON COUNTY TO LEASE PROPERTY AT THE CLINTON-SAMPSON COUNTY AIRPORT FOR A LONGER PERIOD WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BID.

AN ACT TO ALLOW THE CITY OF CLINTON AND SAMPSON COUNTY TO LEASE PROPERTY AT THE CLINTON-SAMPSON COUNTY AIRPORT FOR A LONGER PERIOD WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BID. SL 2022-21. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by B. Jackson.Sampson
S 773 (2021) GOLDSTON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT REMOVING THE CAP ON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS FOR THE TOWN OF GOLDSTON.

AN ACT REMOVING THE CAP ON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS FOR THE TOWN OF GOLDSTON. SL 2022-22. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Craven, Foushee.Chatham, GS 160A
S 815 (2021) SHELBY/ZEBULON CHANGES. (NEW) Filed May 26 2022, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF SHELBY TO APPOINT THE CITY CLERK AND TREASURER AND TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF ZEBULON TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SHALL APPOINT THE TOWN CLERK.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF SHELBY TO APPOINT THE CITY CLERK AND TREASURER AND TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF ZEBULON TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SHALL APPOINT THE TOWN CLERK. SL 2022-23. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Alexander.Cleveland, Wake
S 907 (2021) ECONOMIC GROWTH ACT. Filed May 31 2022, AN ACT TO REQUIRE MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED WHOLLY OR PARTLY IN DAVIDSON COUNTY TO INFORM THE DAVIDSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PRIOR TO ANNEXING CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY AND TO REQUIRE MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED WHOLLY OR PARTLY IN DAVIDSON COUNTY TO OBTAIN THE APPROVAL OF THE DAVIDSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PRIOR TO CONDUCTING A SATELLITE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY AND PRIOR TO REZONING CERTAIN PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY SATELLITE ANNEXATION.

AN ACT TO REQUIRE MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED WHOLLY OR PARTLY IN DAVIDSON COUNTY TO INFORM THE DAVIDSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PRIOR TO ANNEXING CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY AND TO REQUIRE MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED WHOLLY OR PARTLY IN DAVIDSON COUNTY TO OBTAIN THE APPROVAL OF THE DAVIDSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PRIOR TO CONDUCTING A SATELLITE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY AND PRIOR TO REZONING CERTAIN PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY SATELLITE ANNEXATION. SL 2022-24. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Jarvis.UNCODIFIED, Davidson
S 909 (2021) LEXINGTON UDO/JAIL COM. CHANGES. (NEW) Filed May 31 2022, AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEXINGTON AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE LEXINGTON CITY COUNCIL SHALL APPOINT ONE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AND ONE STAFF MEMBER TO THE DAVIDSON COUNTY JAIL COMMITTEE FOR LIMITED PURPOSES.

AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEXINGTON AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE LEXINGTON CITY COUNCIL SHALL APPOINT ONE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AND ONE STAFF MEMBER TO THE DAVIDSON COUNTY JAIL COMMITTEE FOR LIMITED PURPOSES. SL 2022-25. Enacted June 20, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Jarvis.Cabarrus, Davidson
S 911 (2021) LELAND ANNEXATION. Filed May 31 2022, AN ACT REGARDING ANNEXATION BY THE TOWN OF LELAND.

AN ACT REGARDING ANNEXATION BY THE TOWN OF LELAND. SL 2022-26. Enacted June 30, 2022. Effective June 30, 2022.

Intro. by Rabon.Brunswick
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: 2022-06-30

PUBLIC BILLS

H 49: CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT LAPSE/REVISE LAW.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

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

    House: Ch. SL 2022-13

H 103: 2022 APPROPRIATIONS ACT (NEW).

    House: Conf Report Adopted 2nd
    Senate: Conf Report Passed 2nd

H 211: SOCIAL DISTRICT/COMMON AREA CLARIFICATIONS. (NEW)

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Concurred In S Com Sub
    House: Ordered Enrolled

H 219: AMEND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS. (NEW)

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022

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

    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Conf Report Adopted
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted
    House: Ordered Enrolled
    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Conf Report Adopted
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted
    House: Ordered Enrolled

H 332: HISTORIC SITES-PROPERTY SALE REVENUE.

    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022
    House: Signed by Gov. 6/30/2022
    House: Ch. SL 2022-31

H 560: PUBLIC SAFETY REFORM.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Concurred In S Com Sub
    House: Ordered Enrolled

H 607: VARIOUS COURT CHANGES. (NEW)

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022

H 615: JORDAN'S LAW. (NEW)

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022

H 619: WESTON'S LAW. (NEW)

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022

H 661: AGE REQ. MOD'S/CAP PROJ. OVERSIGHT/BEAD CORRECT. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

H 674: REQUIRE DNA VARIOUS CONVICT'NS/OTHER MATTERS. (NEW)

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Amend Adopted A3
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Amend Adopted A3
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

H 768: 2022 ABC OMNIBUS. (NEW)

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022

H 776: REMOTE ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION. (NEW)

    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022
    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022
    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted

H 791: LIC. COUNSELORS COMPACT/DHHS CONTRACTING. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

H 823: CHILD ADVOCACY CENTERS/SHARE INFORMATION.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

H 911: REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2022.

    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 1020: CONFIRM REGINA ADAMS/BD OF REVIEW.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. Res 2022-4

H 1021: CONFIRM MYRA GRIFFIN/INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. Res 2022-5

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

    House: Ch. SL 2022-14

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

    House: Ch. SL 2022-16

H 1068: UNC NON-APPROPRIATED CAPITAL PROJECTS. (NEW)

    House: Ch. SL 2022-15

H 1173: ELECT SBE MEMBERS/SUPER AS CHAIR OF SBE.

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

H 1175: 2022 SPEAKER & PPT APPOINTMENTS.

    House: Filed
    House: Rules Suspended
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

H 1176: BOG VACANCY.

    House: Filed
    House: Rules Suspended
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant 32
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Adopted

H 1177: SBCC VACANCY ELECTION.

    House: Filed
    House: Rules Suspended
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant 32
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Adopted

H 1178: ADJOURNMENT RESOLUTION.

    House: Filed
    House: Rules Suspended
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

S 101: REQUIRE COOPERATION WITH ICE 2.0.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

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

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

S 201: VAR. MOTOR VEH. AND TRANSPORT. LAW CHANGES. (NEW).

    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    House: Added to Calendar
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    House: Conf Report Failed
    House: Conf Rpt Recon
    House: Conf Rpt Withdrawn
    Senate: Conf Rept Withdrawn
    Senate: Conf Com #2 Reported
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022
    House: Conf Com #2 Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022
    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Added to Calendar
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    House: Conf Report Failed
    House: Conf Rpt Recon
    House: Conf Rpt Withdrawn
    Senate: Conf Rept Withdrawn
    Senate: Conf Com #2 Reported
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022
    House: Conf Com #2 Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

S 265: BOND INFO TRANSPARENCY/LGC TOOLKIT II. (NEW)

    Senate: Concurred In H Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 278: PROP./FAM. LAW-REIMBURSE PROP. EXPENDITURES.

    Senate: Ch. SL 2022-12

S 339: 2022 WRC AMENDMENTS. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    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: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

S 346: EXTENDED LEARNING FOR ELECTIVE COURSES. (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 From House
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

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

    Senate: Ch. SL 2022-11

S 388: QUALIFYING FARMER ZOO SALES TAX EXEMPTION. (NEW)

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022

S 424: PRIVATE PROTECTIVE SRVS. LICENSING MODS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

S 435: TERMINATIONS OF STATES OF EMERGENCY.

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

S 455: CONFORM HEMP WITH FEDERAL LAW. (NEW)

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022
    Senate: Signed by Gov. 6/30/2022
    Senate: Ch. SL 2022-32

S 470: ABC TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES. (NEW)

    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Conf Report Adopted
    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 496: DOI OMNIBUS BILL. (NEW)

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022

S 651: AMEND VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT/DACS BUDGET. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

S 762: NORTH CAROLINA FARM ACT OF 2022.

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022

S 766: ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT.

    Senate: Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2022
    Senate: Signed by Gov. 6/30/2022
    Senate: Ch. SL 2022-30

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

    Senate: Concurred In H Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 769: GSC POSTPONEMENT/JUDICIAL & EXECUTION SALES.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Enrolled

Actions on Bills: 2022-06-30

LOCAL BILLS

H 263: HIGH POINT/COUNCIL DELEGATE REZONING POWERS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Amend

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

    House: Concurred In S Com Sub
    House: Ordered Enrolled

H 1004: TROUTMAN CHARTER REVISED & CONSOLIDATED.

    House: Ch. SL 2022-17

H 1011: GREENVILLE TRAFFIC INVESTIGATORS. (NEW)

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special 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: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2022-27

H 1026: NORTH WILKESBORO DEANNEXATION.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2022-28

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

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

    House: Concurred On 2nd Reading

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

    House: Ch. SL 2022-18

H 1061: CURRITUCK COUNTY GAME COMMISSION/LICENSING.

    House: Ch. SL 2022-19

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

    House: Concurred On 2nd Reading

H 1096: SURF CITY DEANNEXATION.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2022-29

S 269: WASHINGTON-WARREN AIRPORT AUTHORITY (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    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: Placed On Cal For 07/01/2022

S 292: GREENSBORO SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

S 754: NASHVILLE/REVISED & CONSOLIDATED CHARTER.

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Ch. SL 2022-20

S 755: CLINTON-SAMPSON COUNTY AIRPORT LEASES.

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Ch. SL 2022-21

S 773: GOLDSTON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS.

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Ch. SL 2022-22

S 815: SHELBY/ZEBULON CHANGES. (NEW)

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Ch. SL 2022-23

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