Bill Summary for H 366 (2021-2022)

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Jun 29 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 366 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Intro. by Yarborough, Bradford, Moffitt, Riddell.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

Section 4

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 159G-23, regarding priority consideration for loans or grants from the Wastewater Reserve or the Drinking Water Reserve, from July 1, 2021, to August 1, 2021.

Section 8A

Adds new Section 8A. Enacts GS 58-1-2, providing that a statement or restatement of the law of insurance in any legal treatise, scholarly publication, textbook, or other explanatory text does not constitute the law or public policy of the State. Adds that such text is not authoritative if the statement or restatement of the law purports to create, eliminate, expand, or restrict a cause of action, right, or remedy, or if it conflicts with the federal or State constitutions, or North Carolina statutory, case law, or common law.

Section 8B

Adds new Section 8B. Amends GS 58-58-61, the Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Individual Deferred Annuities. Revises the specifications provided in determining the annual interest rate for nonforfeiture amounts, making the determination to be the lesser of 3% per annum and the determined interest guarantee resulting from specified parameters provided, now including that the resulting interest guarantee cannot be less than 0.15% (was 1%).

Section 12

Revises the proposed changes to GS 18B-1105(a)(2), clarifying that the new provisions allows distillery permittees to sell, deliver, and ship spirituous liquor in closed containers at wholesale or retail to consumers in other states or nations, subject to the laws of those jurisdictions. 

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 18B-800, GS 18B-1001, and GS 18B-1105, as well as the directive to the ABC Commission to amend its rules consistent with the proposed changes, to August 1, 2021 (was July 1, 2021).

Section 12A

Adds new Section 12A. Amends GS 130A-336.1(j), concerning required post-construction conferences between the professional engineer designing the wastewater system and the owner of the wastewater system, the licensed soil scientist or licensed geologist, the certified on-site wastewater system contractor, the certified operator of the system, and representatives from the local health department and the Department of Health and Human Services, as applicable. Allows for waiver of the required conference for Type I, II, and III wastewater systems, as listed in specified administrative rule, upon written request by the professional engineer and written approval by the owner of the wastewater system.

Section 12.1

Adds new Section 12.1. Amends GS 130A-343, regarding the approval of on-site subsurface wastewater systems. Adds to the statute's defined terms prefabricated permeable block panel system, defined, among other things, to be a unit of rigid design, constructed and installed to withstand load requirements without collapse, compression, or deflection.