Bill Summary for S 748 (2021)

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Mar 8 2022

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Senate Bill 748 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 8, 2022
A JOINT RESOLUTION ADJOURNING THE 2021 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO A DATE CERTAIN AND LIMITING THE MATTERS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED UPON RECONVENING.
Intro. by Rabon.

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Section 1 provides that when the House of Representatives and the Senate adjourn on March 10, 2022, they stand adjourned to reconvene on Monday, April 4, 2022, at noon. Limits the matters that may be considered upon reconvening to: (1) considering gubernatorial veto overrides; (2) bills providing for selection, appointment, or confirmation as required by law; (3) bills providing for action on gubernatorial nominations or appointments; (4) bills concerning districts for any elected officials and no other matters; (5) bills responding to litigation challenging legislative enactments and no other matters; (6) bills concerning election laws; (7) bills returned on or before December 10, 2021, to the house in which it originated for concurrence; (8) adoption of conference reports for bills for which conferees were appointed by both houses on or before December 10, 2021; (9) bills providing for constitutional or statutory impeachment; (10) simple resolutions addressing organizational matters; and (11) a joint resolution further adjourning the 2021 Regular Session or amending a joint resolution adjourning the 2021 Regular Session to a date certain.

Section 2 provides that when the House of Representatives and the Senate adjourn on April 6, 2022, they stand adjourned to reconvene on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Limits the matters that may be considered upon reconvening to: (1) considering gubernatorial veto overrides; (2) bills providing for selection, appointment, or confirmation as required by law; (3) bills providing for action on gubernatorial nominations or appointments; (4) bills concerning districts for any elected officials and no other matters; (5) bills responding to litigation challenging legislative enactments and no other matters; (6) bills concerning election laws; (7) bills returned on or before December 10, 2021, to the house in which it originated for concurrence; (8) adoption of conference reports for bills for which conferees were appointed by both houses on or before December 10, 2021; (9) bills providing for constitutional or statutory impeachment; (10) simple resolutions addressing organizational matters; and (11) a joint resolution further adjourning the 2021 Regular Session or amending a joint resolution adjourning the 2021 Regular Session to a date certain.

Section 3 provides that when the House of Representatives and the Senate adjourn on Friday, May 6, 2022, they stand adjourned to reconvene on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at noon. Limits the matters that may be considered to the following: (1) bills directly and primarily affecting the State budget, including an occupational licensing board’s budget for fiscal year 2022-23 if the bill is submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by 4:00 P.M. Monday, May 9, 2022, and introduced in the House of Representatives or filed for introduction in the Senate by 4:00 P.M. Thursday, May 26, 2022; (2) bills that propose a State Constitutional amendment and contain no other matter, propose a State Constitutional amendment and contain no other matter except statutory conforming changes to implement such bills, or that solely make statutory and transitional changes to implement bills that only propose a State Constitutional amendment; (3) bills and resolutions introduced in 2021 that passed third reading in 2021 in the house in which introduced, were received in the other house in accordance with Senate Rule 41 or House Rule 31.1(h) (crossover deadline), as appropriate, and were  not disposed of in the other house by tabling, unfavorable committee report, indefinite postponement, or failure to pass any reading, and which do not violate the rules of the receiving house; (4) bills and resolutions implementing the recommendations of: (a) study commissions, authorities, and statutory commissions authorized or directed to report to the 2022 Regular Session, (b) the General Statutes Commission, the Courts Commission, or any commission created under GS Chapter 120 that is authorized or directed to report to the NCGA, (c) the House Ethics Committee, (d) select committees, (e) the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee or its Advisory  Subcommittee. Requires these bills to be submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by 4:00 P.M. Monday, May 9, 2022, and be filed for introduction in the Senate or introduced in the House of Representatives by 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 25, 2022; (5) any local bill that has been submitted to the Bill Drafting Division 4:00 P.M. Monday, May 9, 2022, and is introduced in the House of Representatives or filed for introduction in the Senate by 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 31, 2022, and is accompanied by a certificate from the principal sponsor stating that no public hearing will be required or asked for by a member, the bill is noncontroversial, and the bill is approved for introduction by each member of the House of Representatives and the Senate whose district includes the area to which the bill applies; (6) bills providing for the selection, appointment, or confirmation as required by law; (7) bills providing for action on gubernatorial nominations or appointments; (8) any matter authorized by joint resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of the members of both Senate and the House of Representatives present and voting; (9) a joint resolution authorizing the introduction of a bill pursuant to (8); (10) any bills primarily affecting any State or local pension or retirement system that has been submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by 4:00 P.M. Monday, May 9, 2022, and introduced in the House of Representatives or filed for introduction in the Senate by 4:00 P.M. Thursday, May 26, 2022; (11) joint resolutions and simple resolutions authorized for introduction under Senate Rule 40.1 or House Rule 31; (12) bills vetoed by the Governor solely for the purpose of considering overriding the veto; (13) bills responding to actions related to litigation concerning the districts for Congressional, State House, State Senate, judicial, municipal, county, and other elected officials' actions and any other litigation challenging the legality of legislative enactments; (14) any bills relating to election laws; (15) bills to disapprove rules; (16) bills providing for constitutional or statutory impeachment; (17) a joint resolution further adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, amending a joint resolution adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, or adjourning the 2021 Regular Session, sine die.

Section 4 allows the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to authorize appropriate committees or subcommittees of their respective houses to meet during the interims between sessions to: (1) review matters related to the State budget for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium; (2) prepare reports, including revised budgets; or (3) consider any other matters deemed appropriate. Allows a conference committee to meet in the interim upon approval by the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.