Bill Summary for H 264 (2021)

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Sep 3 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 264 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 10, 2021
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE EXPIRATION OF A STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY AND THE EXERCISE OF CERTAIN POWERS UNDER A STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY, TO CLARIFY THE ABATEMENT OF STATEWIDE IMMINENT HAZARDS, AND TO CLARIFY STATEWIDE QUARANTINES.
Intro. by Kidwell, D. Hall, Bell, Moffitt.

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Senate committee substitute (corrected) amends the 2nd edition as follows. 

Amends the proposed definition given to the term concurrence of Council of State under GS 166A-19.3, to specifically require the Governor to document the contact and response of each Council of State member on the same website the related executive order is published. Adds that the Governor's release of the information must be prior to, or simultaneously with, exercising the stated authority if consensus is achieved. 

Revises the proposed changes to GS 166A-19.20(c), which provides for the expiration of a gubernatorial or legislative declaration of a state of emergency, distinguished by whether the declaration applies to a statewide emergency area. For statewide emergency areas, requires concurrence of Council of State to continue (was, to extend) a declaration beyond its expiration seven days following issuance. Now provides for the declaration to expire 45 days after issuance with concurrence of Council of State, unless the NCGA extends the declaration by enactment of general law. Bars the Governor from issuing a substantially similar declaration arising from the same events that were the basis for an initial declaration that was not legislatively extended. 

Corrects statutory cross-references in new GS 130A-145(f) regarding the State Health Director's quarantine and isolation authority. 

Changes the act's long title.

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