Bill Summary for S 628 (2021)

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May 12 2021

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Senate Bill 628 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 6, 2021
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE USE OF NATIVE NORTH CAROLINA PLANTS AND SEEDS ON STATE PROPERTY AND HIGHWAYS AND ON LOCAL PROJECTS THAT USE STATE FUNDS FOR LANDSCAPING.
Intro. by Rabon, McInnis.

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Senate amendments make the following changes to the 1st edition.

Senate amendment #1 adds to the exemptions set forth for the new requirement of GS 143-341, directing the Department of Administration to use seeds and plants classified as native to the state on all land owned or leased by the State or a State agency, plantings for wildlife by the Wildlife Resources Commission.

Senate amendment #2 revises the proposed changes to GS 136-18(9), which require the Department of Transportation to use seeds and plants classified as native to the state in highway rights-of-way, to allow DOT to use nonnative grasses and seeds for the purpose of soil and slope stabilization for erosion control. 

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