AMEND PED STATUTES (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 646 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 6, 2017
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM EVALUATION STATUTES TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT THE DIVISION MAY EVALUATE NON-STATE ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE OR EXPEND ANY STATE FUNDS, ADD ADMINISTRATION OF MEASURABILITY ASSESSMENTS AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIVISION, CREATE STANDARDIZED EVALUATION REPORTS, AND REVISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
Intro. by S. Martin, Horn, Conrad, Brody.

Status: Ch. SL 2018-101 (House Action) (Jun 26 2018)

SOG comments (2):

Senate committee substitute

Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition changes the act's titles. The long title was: AN ACT TO TRANSFER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES SYSTEM OFFICE.

Long Title Change

Conference report to the 4th edition makes changes to the long title. The original title is as follows:

AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM EVALUATION STATUTES TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT THE DIVISION MAY EVALUATE NON-STATE ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE OR EXPEND ANY STATE FUNDS, ADD ADMINISTRATION OF MEASURABILITY ASSESSMENTS AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIVISION, REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT REQUESTS FOR VALUATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, CREATE STANDARDIZED EVALUATION REPORTS, AND REVISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Bill History:

H 646/S.L. 2018-101

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 26 2018 - More information

    AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM EVALUATION STATUTES TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT THE DIVISION MAY EVALUATE NON-STATE ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE OR EXPEND ANY STATE FUNDS, ADD ADMINISTRATION OF MEASURABILITY ASSESSMENTS AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIVISION, CREATE STANDARDIZED EVALUATION REPORTS, AND REVISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. Enacted June 26, 2018. Effective June 26, 2018.


  • Summary date: Jun 15 2018 - More information

    Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition and revises the bill title to remove the phrase REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT REQUESTS FOR EVALUATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

    Revises amendments to GS 120-36.13(b) to reinstate requirement that a request to the Program Evaluation Division for evaluation of a state agency program or activity must be submitted by a member of the General Assembly.


  • Summary date: Jun 13 2018 - More information

    Senate committee substitute deletes all provisions of 3rd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM EVALUATION STATUTES TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT THE DIVISION MAY EVALUATE NON-STATE ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE OR EXPEND ANY STATE FUNDS, ADD ADMINISTRATION OF MEASURABILITY ASSESSMENTS AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIVISION, REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT REQUESTS FOR EVALUATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, CREATE STANDARDIZED EVALUATION REPORTS, AND REVISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. Amends short title to "Amend PED Statutes." 

    Amends GS Chapter 120, Article 7C, amending GS 120-36.11 to make the Program Evaluation Division (Division) of the Legislative Services Commission a staff agency of the General Assembly.  Specifies that the purpose of the Division is to assist the General Assembly in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee government functions by providing an independent, objective source of information to be used in evaluating whether programs or activities of a State agency, or programs or activities of a non-State entity conducted or provided using State funds, are operated and delivered in an the most effective and efficient manner and in accordance with law. Makes other clarifying and technical changes. Amends GS 120-36.12 with various clarifying changes. Deletes subsection requiring State agencies to submit a written response to a proposed or final recommendation of the Division. Adds requirement to administer measurability assessments. Makes conforming changes. Amends GS 120-36.13 to make the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee's (Committee) work plan biennial. Requires the Committee to consider which programs of the State or programs using State funds should be evaluated by the Division. Requires consideration of which proposed or existing State programs should be subject to measurability assessments. Removes provision that legislation directing a study or evaluation without an impact statement will be included in the next work plan. No longer requires a request to the Division for an evaluation of a program or an activity be submitted by a member of the General Assembly. Instead, requires the Director to assist the Committee in developing the work plan based on suggestions for evaluations and measurability assessments submitted by members of the Committee to the cochairs.

    Amends GS 120-36.14, requiring the Division to complete an evaluation report for each evaluation required in the work plan and submit the report to the Committee for review. Adds to what must be included in the report. Amends GS 120-36.15 with technical changes. Amends GS 120-36.16 with clarifying and conforming changes. Deletes GS 120-36.17.


  • Summary date: Apr 21 2017 - More information

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

    Deletes sections 5 & 6 (which appropriated funds) and makes conforming changes.


  • Summary date: Apr 19 2017 - More information

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

    Further amends GS 94-2, pertaining to the Apprenticeship Council, providing that the terms of office of the members of the Council are to be designated by the State Board of Community Colleges (the previous edition provided that the terms of members first appointed by the State Board expire as designated by the State Board at the time of making the appointment). Also removes language specifying membership of the Council (the previous edition changed the membership to consist of three representatives each of employers and employees, and two members of the public at large). Requires the Apprenticeship Council to establish standards for apprentice agreements (previously, subject to the approval of the State Board) which cannot be lower than those prescribed by GS Chapter 94, and to recommend rules and regulations (currently, must issue rules and regulations) necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of the Chapter. 

    Removes the proposed language in GS 94-3, requiring the Director of ApprenticeshipNC to report to the Vice President of Economic Development and the Vice President of Academic Programs and Student Services within the Community Colleges System Office. 

    Further amends GS 94-4, authorizing the Director of ApprenticeshipNC to administer the provisions of the Chapter under the supervision of the President of the NC Community College System or the President's designee (previously, under the supervision of the Vice President of Economic Development) and with the advice and guidance of the Apprenticeship Council.


  • Summary date: Apr 6 2017 - More information

    Identical to S 597, filed 4/4/17.

    Transfers the Apprenticeship Program and the Apprenticeship Council to the North Carolina Community Colleges System Office as a Type I transfer under GS 143A-6. Authorizes the State Board of Community Colleges, the Community Colleges System Office, and the Office of State Budget and Management to take all necessary steps to make this transfer.

    Enacts new GS 115D-5.3 (ApprenticeshipNC Program; Apprenticeship Council; transfer). Makes the above transfer.

    Amends GS Chapter 94 as follows.

    Amends the caption to read "ApprenticeshipNC." Amends the purposes described in GS 94-1.

    Directs the State Board of Community Colleges (currently the Secretary of Commerce) to appoint the Apprenticeship Council. Transfers appointment of one ex officio member from the Department of Community Colleges to the Department of Commerce. Transfers actions and responsibilities currently assigned to the Department of Commerce, or its Secretary, to the State Board of Community Colleges. Revises membership on the council to consist of three representatives each of employers and employees, and two members of the public at large. Does not affect the terms of members of the Apprenticeship Council as of the effective date of this act. Directs the Apprenticeship Council to file its required annual report to the Community Colleges System Office.

    Provides that the Director of ApprenticeshipNC reports to the Vice President of Economic Development and the Vice President of Academic Programs and Student Services within the Community Colleges System Office. Subjects appointment and employment of clerical, technical, and professional help to the recommendation and supervision of the Director.

    Subjects the Director to the supervision of the Vice President of Economic Development within the Community Colleges System Office (currently, the Secretary of Commerce).

    Makes technical and conforming changes to GS Chapter 94.

    Transfers $350,000, of the Workforce Investment Act funds awarded to the Department of Commerce by the United States Department of Labor to the Community Colleges System Office, on a recurring basis for the 2017-19 fiscal biennium, to administer ApprenticeshipNC.

    Appropriates $500,000 in recurring funds for 2017-18 from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office to increase apprenticeship opportunities in the State.

    Directs the Department of Commerce to submit a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act State Plan amendment to the US Department of Labor to reflect the changes above, effective when the bill becomes law.

    Except as otherwise provided, effective July 1, 2017.


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