Bill Summary for S 556 (2019-2020)

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Jun 17 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 556 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019
AN ACT TO UPDATE STATUTES RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF SERVICES WITH PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE BY CHANGING THE PHRASE "MENTAL RETARDATION" TO "INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" OR "INTELLECTUAL OR OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY" AND TO MAKE FURTHER PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE, TECHNICAL, AND CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS IN THOSE STATUTES, AND ALSO TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION TO REPEAL THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY OF THE CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW, WHICH HAS CLOSED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMS OF MEMBERS TO BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 1 RATHER THAN JUNE 1, AND TO HARMONIZE TWO PROVISIONS DEALING WITH VACANCIES AND HOLDOVER MEMBERS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION.
Intro. by Edwards, Hise, Perry.

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

Amends GS 131E-146 to substitute the term substance use disorder for substance abuse. Deletes proposed changes to GS 131E-184(h), instead maintaining capitalization of the term Legacy Care Facilities; removes the corresponding changes to the definition of the term under GS 131E-146.

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