Bill Summary for H 259 (2023-2024)

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Apr 6 2023
S.L. 2023-134

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 259 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 2, 2023
Intro. by Lambeth, Saine, Arp.

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House amendments to the 2nd edition, as amended, make the following changes.

Part IX-H. Public Health

Section 9H.4 Use of Juul Settlement Funds

Amendment #27 makes the following changes. Reduces the amount allocated from the funds appropriated from the Youth Electronic Nicotine Dependence Abatement Fund to the Division of Public Health to be used for electronic cigarette and nicotine dependence prevention and cessation activities targeting students in grades 4-8 from $7 million to $5.5 million; increases from $4 million to $5.5 million the amount allocated to continue the tobacco and nicotine dependence and prevention activities targeting youth and young adults that were authorized in SL 2021-180.

Adds that funds appropriated in this act to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, in Fund Code 2600, for (1) Electronic Cigarette Prevention and Cessation Programs Targeted at Children in Grades 4-8 are decreased by $1.5 million for each year of the 2023-25 fiscal biennium; and (2) Activities to Mitigate Electronic Cigarette Use by Youth are increased by the sum of $1.5 million for each year of the 2023-25 fiscal biennium.

Part XI. Commerce

Section 11.6 Vocational Training Workforce Grants

Amendment #24 changes the title of the section to Golden LEAF Workforce Grants. Amends the grant recipients to no include community colleges, governmental entities, or 501(c)(3) non-profits providing workforce training (was, community colleges or other institutions offering vocational training and students attending community colleges or institutions offering vocational training). Amends the allowable use of the funds to include the purchase and installation of equipment, building renovations, purchase of instructional materials and supplies, personnel costs, and for student support, apprenticeships, internships and similar costs.

Part XVIII. Justice

Section 18.1 Transfer State Crime Lab to Independent State Bureau of Investigation

Amendment #25 deletes this section in its entirety.

Part XIX-F. Department of Public Safety Administration

Section 19F.6 Clarify Use of Funds

Amendment #26 adds the following. Requires funds transferred to the ARPA Temporary Savings Fund to the Department of Public Safety for roof renovations and upfit at the Safer School Academy to be used instead for the replacement of the Academy's administrative building.