Bill Summary for S 605 (2021)

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Jun 23 2021

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Senate Bill 605 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 6, 2021
AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE LAWS CONCERNING AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY.
Intro. by B. Jackson, Sanderson, Edwards.

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House committee substitute to the 4th edition makes the following changes. 

Section 12.

Makes technical changes to the effective date provision for the proposed changes to GS 20-7(f)(3), regarding driver's licenses issued to H-2A workers.

Section 13.

Deletes the proposed changes to GS 95-242, which proposed that (1) the right-to-sue letter the Commissioner of Labor (Commissioner) is required to issue that enables an employee to bring a civil action under GS 95-243 upon determining there is no reasonable cause to believe a complaint alleging that the employer discriminated or retaliated against the employee for engaging in the protected activities of GS 95-241, in violation of GS 95-241, is true, must state that the Commissioner has investigated the complaint and concluded that there is not reasonable cause to believe the allegation is true, as well as (2) a right-to-sue letter issued by the Commissioner when the Commissioner has concluded that there is not reasonable cause to believe the allegation is true may be used as evidence in a subsequent proceeding.

Adds new Section 13A. as follows.

Amends GS 106-850, which establishes the Agriculture Cost Share Program for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, to make the program statewide (currently provides for the program to initially include the present 16 nutrient sensitive watershed counties and 17 additional counties).

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