Bill Summary for H 1023 (2019-2020)

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Jun 24 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 1023 (Public) Filed Tuesday, October 22, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL AND REVISED USES FOR FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL NEEDS; TO EXTEND THE ABILITY OF CERTAIN GOVERNMENTAL RETIREES TO ENGAGE IN PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT AFFECTING RETIREMENT; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL BUSINESS SYSTEM MODERNIZATION PLAN; TO WAIVE MATCH REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTAIN COMPETITIVE GRANT PROCESS FOR NONPROFITS; AND TO MAKE OTHER CHANGES.
Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.

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Senate amendments make the following changes to the 4th edition.

Amendment #1 makes the following changes.

Further amends Section 3.1 of SL 2020-4 to increase the funds transferred from the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund to $1,795,928,029 (was, $1,575,988,029).

Further amends subdivision 3.3(2) of SL 2020-4 to require a county that did not qualify for federal CARES Act funds but receives Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) relief funds to allocate at least 25% to municipalities within the county if consistent with federal law.

Amends proposed subdivision 3.3(53) of SL 2020-4 to more specifically require funding bidirectional building data exchanges and patient matching services between NC HealthConnex and the State's other specified health information systems. Additionally directs OSBM to work with the NC Health Information Exchange Authority on COVID-19 on NC HealthConnex and requires contracts and interagency agreements to be executed within thirty days of the effective date.

Corrects an internal cross-reference in Section 1.1(e).

Amendment #2 adds a new Section. Amends GS 116B-67 to temporarily change claim and verification procedures for the Office of State Treasurer. Until March 15, 2021, allows claims of less than $250 to be paid from the Escheat Fund with a statutory presumption that the claimant has indemnified the State. Changes the act's long title.

Amendment #3 adds a new Section. Amends GS 106-1070 to rename the NC Sweetpotato Advisory Council as the NC Sweetpotato Quality and Branding Advisory Council (Council). Establishes the Council within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, with members appointed by the NC Sweetpotato Commission (Commission; previously, appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture (Commissioner). Provides for the Commissioner to serve as chair. Adds the Executive Director of the Commission to the Council. Provides for other advisors selected by the Commission, rather than the Commissioner. Adds member duties including advising the Commissioner on plant pest regulatory issues. Requires quarterly meetings or meeting on an as-needed basis upon the Commissioner's request. Makes conforming changes to GS 106-1066 and GS 106-1069.

Amendment #4 amends proposed Section 4.2B of SL 2020-4 to allow the Department of Commerce to use up to 5% of allocated funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to administer the COVID-19 Job Retention Program. 

Amendment #5 adds two new Sections. Extends the sunset provision of Section 4.12 of SL 2020-3, which authorizes disbursement of funds prior to recordation of deeds in certain emergencies, from August 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021.

Amends GS 10B-10, GS 10B-25, and GS 10B-200, as amended by SL 2020-3, extending the sunset from August 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021, regarding the authorized delay in newly commissioned notaries' requirement to take the oath of office before the register of deeds, authorizing remote video notarization, and regulating remote video witnessing.

Changes the act's long title to:  AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL AND REVISED USES FOR FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL NEEDS; TO EXTEND THE ABILITY OF CERTAIN GOVERNMENTAL RETIREES TO ENGAGE IN PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT AFFECTING RETIREMENT; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL BUSINESS SYSTEM MODERNIZATION PLAN; TO WAIVE MATCH REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTAIN COMPETITIVE GRANT PROCESS FOR NONPROFITS; AND TO MAKE OTHER CHANGES.

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