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View NCGA Bill Details2021
Senate Bill 346 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Intro. by Rabon, Burgin, Ford.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Jun 30 2022)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 3rd edition changed the long title. Original title was AN ACT TO DEFINE AND CLARIFY THE PROCESS BY WHICH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER IS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR.

Bill History:

S 346

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 30 2022 - View Summary

    House amendment to the 4th edition makes the following changes.

    Amends proposed GS 115C-104.10, by amending the requirements for policies adopted by local boards of education authorizing students to earn elective course credit for alternative educational opportunities that take place outside of the required instructional day by limiting approval of alternative education opportunities to those sponsored by business or trade associations, no longer limiting this requirement to those that are located in the State. Also adds the requirement that the policy prohibit the local board of education from requiring an alternative educational opportunity for high school graduation.

  • Summary date: Jun 29 2022 - View Summary

    House committee substitute replaces the content of the 3rd edition with the following.

    Includes whereas clauses. 

    Enacts GS 115C-104.10, authorizing local boards of education to adopt a policy authorizing students to earn elective course credit for alternative educational opportunities that take place outside of the required instructional day. Sets forth six criteria with which local board policies must adhere, including establishing a process and criteria for local boards to approve alternate educational opportunities. Directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to provide guidance to local boards on implementing the statute, including, at a minimum, examples of (1) a process for approving alternative educational opportunities, (2) criteria for evaluating alternative educational opportunities, and (3) requirements for an approved entity to follow when providing an alternative educational opportunity. Beginning November 15, 2023, requires each local board opting to adopt such a policy to annually report to DPI, with specified content. Beginning December 15, 2023, requires DPI to compile local boards' reports and annually report information at the State level and by local school administrative unit to the specified NCGA committee. 

    Enacts GS 115C-47(34b), authorizing local boards to adopt a policy establishing requirements for approval of alternative educational opportunities for elective course credit as provided in new GS 115C-104.10, as enacted. 

    Applies beginning with the 2022-23 school year. 

    Changes the act's titles. 

  • Summary date: Apr 27 2021 - View Summary

    Senate amendment changes the effective date of the act, as set forth in the 2nd edition, from the date the act becomes law to September 1, 2021.

  • Summary date: Apr 21 2021 - View Summary

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

    Amends GS 166A-19.30 by adding that if the Council of State fails to concur with the Governor's executive order exercising power under (a), (b), and (c) of the statute, then the Governor is prohibited from issuing a substantially similar executive order arising from the same events that form the basis to issue the initial executive order that did not receive concurrence. 

  • Summary date: Mar 24 2021 - View Summary

    Amends GS 166A-19.30 to condition the additional powers granted to the Governor under the statute during a gubernatorially or legislatively declared state of emergency on the concurrence of the Council of State. Makes any executive order issued by the Governor that exercises any of the enumerated powers granted under subsections (a), (b), and (c) of the statute expire 10 calendar days after issuance unless the Council of State concurs; if the Council of State concurs, the order expires 45 calendar days after issuance unless legislatively extended. Prohibits the Governor from issuing a substantially similar executive order arising from the same event as an executive order that was not legislatively extended.

    Adds Council of State and executive order to the defined terms in GS 166A-19.3. Adds concurrence of the Council of State and defines the term to mean the consensus, within 10 calendar days of the issuance of an executive order, of a majority of the membership of the Council of State prior to the Governor exercising a power of authority requiring concurrence of the Council of State. Requires the Governor to document the contact with and response of each member and release the member's response, or no response, provided by each member by name and position on the same website in which the executive order is published. Requires simultaneous release of information by the Governor with exercising the stated authority if concurrence is achieved.