MODIFY DEFINITION OF FIREFIGHTER. (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 19 (Public) Filed Wednesday, January 28, 2015
AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 84 OF CHAPTER 58 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO THE DEFINITION OF FIREFIGHTER TO INCLUDE FIREFIGHTERS EMPLOYED BY COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL OFFICES, TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES TO PAY EXPENSES OF LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS' RELIEF FUNDS, TO UPDATE THE APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES FOR LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS' RELIEF FUND BOARDS OF TRUSTEES, TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION TO THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE FIREFIGHTERS' ASSOCIATION, AND TO CLARIFY THAT FIRE ALARMS THAT ARE UNINTENTIONAL AND RESULT IN NO DAMAGE ARE NOT CONSIDERED WHEN CALCULATING MINIMUM RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL RATING OR CLASSIFICATION UNDER G.S. 58 36 10(3).
Intro. by C. Graham.

Status: Ch. SL 2016-51 (House Action) (Jun 30 2016)

SOG comments (2):

Identical bill

Bill is identical to S 37 as filed on 2/4/15.

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Previous long title was AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TUITION WAIVER FOR SURVIVORS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, OR RESCUE SQUAD WORKERS AND CERTAIN OTHERS ALSO APPLIES TO CHILDREN WHOSE LEGAL GUARDIANS OR LEGAL CUSTODIANS ARE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, OR RESCUE SQUAD WORKERS.

Bill History:

H 19/S.L. 2016-51

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 30 2016 - More information

    AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 84 OF CHAPTER 58 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO THE DEFINITION OF FIREFIGHTER TO INCLUDE FIREFIGHTERS EMPLOYED BY COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL OFFICES, TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES TO PAY EXPENSES OF LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS' RELIEF FUNDS, TO UPDATE THE APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES FOR LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS' RELIEF FUND BOARDS OF TRUSTEES, TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION TO THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE FIREFIGHTERS' ASSOCIATION, AND TO CLARIFY THAT FIRE ALARMS THAT ARE UNINTENTIONAL AND RESULT IN NO DAMAGE ARE NOT CONSIDERED WHEN CALCULATING MINIMUM RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL RATING OR CLASSIFICATION UNDER G.S. 58-36-10(3). Enacted June 30, 2016. Effective July 1, 2016.


  • Summary date: Jun 9 2016 - More information

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

    Amends the act's short and long titles.

    Deletes all of the provisions of the previous edition and replaces it with the following. 

    Amends GS 58-84-5 providing that the definition of firefighter also includes firefighters employed at county fire marshal offices. Also makes language gender neutral.

    Amends GS 58-84-25(d) concerning local firefighters' relief funds, changing  the "firemen's relief fund" to "local firefighters' Relief Fund," making it consistent with other references to the fund in the General Statutes. 

    Amends GS 58-84-30 to amend the appointment process for the trustees of the local Firefighter's Relief Fund so that fire department members would elect two representatives to serve at the pleasure of the department and then the mayor and governing board would appoint two members to serve at the pleasure of the governing board. Deletes the provision where members were elected to staggered terms. Makes technical changes. 

    Amends GS 58-84-33 concerning permissible maximum fund balances for local fire department funds, making a technical correction.

    Amends GS 58-84-35 concerning the power and authority of the board of trustees of the local Firefighter's Relief Fund, adding a provision allowing boards of trustees to spend funds in order to cover necessary management and investment costs deemed reasonable and appropriate. 

    Renames the  NC State Firemen's Association as the NC State Firefighters' Association. Provides that the association is authorized to amend corporate documents to bring them into conformity with the association's new name. Authorizes the Revisor of Statutes to correct references to the Association's name throughout the General Statutes.

    Amends GS 58-36-10(3) concerning rate making for property insurance, providing that fire alarms that are unintentional or are malfunctioning, which result in no damage of fire, cannot be considered as far as calculating minimum response times for initial property insurance rating or classification.  

    Effective July 1, 2016.


  • Summary date: Mar 10 2015 - More information

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

    Changes the long title.

    Makes clarifying changes providing that the tuition waiver for persons whose parents or legal guardians were law enforcement officers, firefighters, rescue workers, and other specified individuals also applies to persons whose legal custodians served in the above noted capacities.

    Makes technical and conforming changes.

    Amends GS 115B-5(b) to require verification of the legal guardian or legal custodian-child relationship by an order from a court proceeding that established the relationship (was, by documentary evidence deemed appropriate). Makes a technical correction.

    Amends GS 115B-5(c) and GS 115B-5.1, concerning tuition waivers and scholarship values, making updates to statute references.


  • Summary date: Jan 28 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 115B-1(6) and GS 115B-2(a)(4) as the title indicates. Amends GS 115B-5(b) to require verification of the legal guardian-child relationship via documentary evidence deemed appropriate by the admitting institution.

    Applies to the 2015 fall academic semester and each subsequent semester.


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