AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE 2019-2021 FISCAL BIENNIUM TO AWARD PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INCREASES AND LEGISLATIVELY MANDATED SALARY INCREASES TO STATE EMPLOYEES.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 7A-309 (Magistrate's special fees), increasing the magistrate fee for hearing a petition for year's allowance to surviving spouse or child, issuing notices to commissioners, allotting the same and making return from $8 to $20. Applies to petitions filed on or after January 1, 2020.
Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 32C-1-116 (concerning reimbursement and compensation of an agent under power of attorney) and GS 101-2 (concerning name change petitions).
Amends GS 105A-8, concerning State agency notice, hearing, decision, and refund of a setoff under the Setoff Debt Collection Act, extending the timeframe within which a request for hearing on a contested claim of the Judicial Department to be filed to now require the request be filed within 60 days after the Judicial Department mails the debtor notice of the proposed setoff (currently covered by the general provisions requiring a request for a hearing on a contested claim of any State agency be filed within 30 days after the agency mailed the debtor notice of the proposed setoff). Adds a new provision establishing that an order of a judicial official serves as prima facie evidence than an issue has been litigated. Applies to notices on or after January 1, 2020.