Bill Summary for S 402 (2013-2014)

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May 22 2013
S.L. 2013-360

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 402 (Public) Filed Monday, March 25, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE BASE BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT OPERATIONS OF STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Intro. by Brunstetter, Brown, Hunt.

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The following amendments are to the 2nd edition of the Appropriations Act of 2013.

Section 38.6 Effective Date

Senate amendment #6 makes a technical correction to theact's effective date.

Section 34.14.(j) Assess Certain Real Properties

Senate amendment #8 removes four parcels of property from the noncorridor real property to be assessed by any state-owned railroad company with tracks in more than two counties. Enacts new Section 34.14.(j1) to provide that any state-owned railroad company with tracks in more than two counties must issue a dividend that consists of any of the company's noncorridor real property that is among thefollowing parcels: (1) 4th Street Lot (Carteret), (2) Station & Former Industrial Lot (Carteret), (3) Waterfront & Riparian Rights (Carteret), and (4) N. Craven St. Lot (Craven). Requires that the dividend be issued no later than June 30, 2014, and that it be in the form of a transfer of the property to the Department of Administration (Department). Senate amendment #10 amends amendment #8 toprovide an exception that the dividend required under this subsection must be issued no later than August 1, 2013, with regards to the N. Craven St. Lot.

Adds new Section 34.14.(j2) to direct the Department, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA), to evaluate the value of the parcels listed in subsection (j1)that are located in Carteret County. Specifies factors to be compared in theevaluationand requires the Departmentand the DOT to report the results of the evaluationand make recommendations to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee by April 1, 2014. Prohibits the Department from selling the Carteret County parcels described in this subsection until authorized to do so by an act of the General Assembly. However, directs the Department to sell parcels listed in subsection (j1) that are located in Craven County, regardless of Articles 2 and 7 of GS Chapter 146, GS 124-5.1, and GS 136-16.6. Directs the Department to deposit the proceeds from the sales into the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement Fund of the Highway Fund. Permits the Department to deduct the costs of selling the property from the proceeds of the sales.

Section 12H.2.(c) Clarify State Plan Amendment Procedures; Repeal Unauthorized State Plan Amendment

Senate amendment #13 rewrites subsection (c) of this section todirect the Department of Health and Human Services to take action to amend the Medicaid State Plan regarding supplemental payments that increase reimbursement to the average commercial rate for certain eligible medical professional providers. Limits the definition of eligible medical professional providers to apply only to doctors employed as academic facultyby the East Carolina School of Medicine or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Restricts supplemental payments to being made only for services provided at these schools of medicine. Makes a conforming change to the title of this section, deleting the phrase "repeal unauthorized state plan amendment" and replacing it with "amend state plan."

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