Bill Summary for S 349 (2015-2016)

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Jun 29 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 349 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 19, 2015
AN ACT TO CLARIFY CERTAIN LAWS RELATING TO THE FILING OF DOCUMENTS BY THE CLERK OF COURT AND TO DIRECT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PILOT MAGISTRATE/CLERK STAFFING PROJECT; TO PROVIDE FOR MEDIATED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES IN DISTRICT COURT CIVIL ACTIONS; TO CREATE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RECORDS AND OPEN MEETINGS; TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF PHARMACY TO OBTAIN CRIMINAL RECORD REPORTS FROM APPROVED REPORTING SERVICES; TO PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM THE RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF PUBLIC ROADS IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY; TO CREATE A DEFINITION FOR PROVISIONAL PROVIDERS IN CHILD CARE; TO MOVE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FROM PROSECUTORIAL DISTRICT 19A TO PROSECUTORIAL DISTRICT 20B; AND TO DIRECT THE REVENUE LAWS STUDY COMMITTEE TO STUDY GOLF COURSE TAX POLICY.
Intro. by Randleman.

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

Amends the act's short and long titles. 

Amends GS 110-90.2, concerning mandatory child care providers' criminal history checks, to now define provisional provider to mean a person who has been employed as a child care provider whose notification of qualification under subsection (b) of the statute is pending. Amends new subsection (b2) to establish that a provisional provider can be hired, begin orientation and training, and be counted in the staff/child ratio as long as the provider (1) has submitted a completed criminal history record check application prior to employment, (2) is supervised by a qualified child care provider and never left alone with a child, and (3) is clearly identified as a provisional provider by wearing in plain view a badge identifying the person as a provisional provider. Provides that, if the child care provider has not received notification of the Department's determination within 45 calendar days from the date the criminal check was submitted, the child care provider must not enter or remain on the premises of the child care facility until the notification is received.

Amends GS 7A-60 to amend the organization of prosecutorial Districts 19B and 20A, providing that now District 19B is comprised of Randolph County (was, Randolph and Montgomery County) and that District 20A is now comprised of Stanly and Montgomery counties (was, Stanly). Specifies which district attorneys of the respective prosecutorial districts will continue to serve in that capacity, with successors to be elected as scheduled. Effective September 1, 2016.

Directs the Revenue Laws Study Committee to study issues related to the taxation of golf course property. Provides that the study can include a review of the methods for determining fair market value as well as any inconsistencies that arise in valuation models from county to county.  Directs a report on findings to be submitted to the 2017 General Assembly.

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