AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIVISION OF PURCHASE AND CONTRACT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION SHALL REVIEW PROTESTS ON CONTRACTS AND RECEIVE REPORTS ON EMERGENCY PURCHASES BY STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES IF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT EXCEEDS THE EXPENDITURE BENCHMARK ESTABLISHED BY THE SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION; TO ELIMINATE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE RELATING TO FURNITURE CONTRACTS FROM THE GENERAL STATUTES; TO PROVIDE PROCUREMENT SIMPLIFICATION AND INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY; TO CLARIFY PLAN REVIEW, CODE ENFORCEMENT, AND CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE STATE PROPERTY FIRE INSURANCE FUND FOR CERTAIN BUILDINGS WITHIN NC GLOBAL TRANSPARK; TO CREATE A PRISON SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT PILOT PROGRAM; TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS TO IMPOSE CHARGES FOR STATEMENTS OF UNPAID ASSESSMENTS; TO CLARIFY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DISCRETION IN REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT REVIEWS; AND TO PROVIDE LIMITED IMMUNITY FROM COVID-19 RELATED CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE REOPENING OF PRIVATELY OWNED COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOLS IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXECUTIVE ORDERS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR DURING THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY.
Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.
Changes the act's titles.
Establishes a 90-day grace period for ABC permit renewal or registration fees for permittees prohibited from operating under Executive Order No 141, making payments due 90 days after the order is rescinded so long as the permittee notifies the ABC Commission of intent to delay payment. Allows permittees to request a refund and repay before the grace period ends.
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