North Carolina Legislative Update, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017

This week at the legislature, Senate confirmations continued as rumors of another potential HB2 compromise swirled.

Confirmations
Senate committees are continuing the process of confirming Governor Cooper's Cabinet members despite the matter being the subject of a pending lawsuit.  A three-judge panel recently ruled that the Legislature can confirm Secretaries but the Governor is appealing that ruling.  Senate committees this week considered the nominations of Machelle Sanders to serve as Secretary of Administration and former House member Susi Hamilton to serve as Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. Sanders' nomination will now go to the Senate floor. Hamilton was approved by one committee on a split vote (11-3) and will next go before the Senate Nominations committee.

Cooper Veto Overridden (HB100)
Last week, Governor Cooper issued his first veto, objecting to a bill that would require that the political party of candidates for Superior and District court be listed on the ballot. The veto was overridden by both the House and Senate this week and the change will be effective for elections beginning January 1, 2018.

HB 2 Repeal and Replace
Discussions continue about a potential repeal or changes to HB 2. Press reports indicate that the NCAA will soon make decisions about upcoming sport events and action on HB2 could impact those decisions.

 

Bills Filed

House Bills

H405

Impact Fees/Refund to Homeowners.

H406

Repeal Orange County Impact Fees.

H407

Cabarrus County Commissioners Redistricting.

H408

Filling Vacancy/Cabarrus County Bd. of Comm.

H409

State Agencies/Adjust Hiring Practices.

H410

Root Out Poverty/Task Force Funds.

H411

Hypertension Awareness Day.

H412

UNC Public Records/Athletic Conferences.

H413

Limit Legislative Service to 16 Years.

H414

Swain County/Official Trout Fishing Location.

H415

Hatteras Village Community Center District.

H416

Robeson County/Local Business Preference.

H417

Actually Get Rid of Common Core Act.

H418

SOS/Save Our Street Signs.

H419

School Cal. Flex./Certain Systems.

H420

Rockingham Cty Tourism Development Authority.

H421

Clarify HUT & Improve Vehicle Titling Process.

H422

Raise Awareness About Alzheimer's & Dementias.

H423

Check-Off Donation: Land Trusts.

H424

Superseding Domestic Orders.

H425

Improve Utilization of MH Professionals.

H426

Sanford-Lee County Airport Authority Changes.

H427

Efficient and Affordable Energy Rates.

H428

Probation/Parole Officers Retirement.

H429

City of Saluda Occupancy Tax.

H430

School Calendar Flex./Certain Systems.

H431

Real Estate Appraisal Clarifications.

H432

Increase Teacher Supplement/Electronic Notice.

H433

Agriculture/Science Early College Funds.

H434

Coins/Currency/Bullion Sales Tax Exemption.

H435

Raise Minimum Age to Access Tobacco Products.

H436

Local Government/Regulatory Fees.

H437

Expand Local Option Sales Tax for Education.

H438

Concealed Handgun Standardization Act.

H439

Person/Caswell Sup/Dst/DA Changes.

H440

Federal Home Loan Bank/Insurer Receivership.

H441

Caregiver Advise, Record, & Enable (CARE) Act.

H442

Justice for Rural Citizens Act.

H443

Auto Dealers/Continuing Education.

H444

Rowan County Municip. Occupancy Tax Auth.

H445

Brunswick Fire Protection Fees.

H446

ABC Store Election/Town of Leland.

H447

Lexington City Bd. of Ed./Change to Election.

H448

MV Registration Late Fee/Accrual Date.

H449

Henderson Cty/Law Enforcement Training Center.

H450

Future Ready Student Act of 2017.

H451

Regulate Massage & Bodywork Therapy Estmts.

H452

Create Debtor Exemption for Firearms.

H453

"We the People" Act/Referendum.

H454

Surveying and Plat Recording Changes.

H455

Increase Funeral Expense Allowance.

H456

Establish Mandatory Dementia Care Training.

H457

Performance Guarantees/Subdivision Streets.

H458

School Annual Report Card.

H459

Carteret Local Option Sales Tax for Dredging.

H460

Economic & Job Growth for NC Distilleries.

H461

MH/SA Central Assessment & Navigation Pilot.

H462

Banking Law Amendments.

H463

Study/Fair Treatment of College Athletes.

H464

Revise Schedule of Controlled Substances.

H465

Military Operations Protection Act of 2017.

H466

The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act.

H467

Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies.

H468

DOT/Funding for Preliminary Engineering.

H469

Regulation of Fully Autonomous Vehicles.

H470

Responsible Wind Energy Implementation.

H471

Fail to Obtain DL/Increase Punishment.

H472

Motor Vehicle Dealer Law Revisions.

H473

Film & Entertainment Grant Fund Appropriation.

H474

Up Minimum Wage/Set Rates/COLA.

H475

SE NC Ag Events Center/Funds.

H476

Required Training Police Telecommunicators.

H477

Behav. Health Crisis EMS Transports/Medicaid.

H478

Required Experience for MH/DD/SA QPs.

H479

Appropriate Funds for Future Health Care Jobs.

H480

ABC Permits/Tax Compliance & Reports.

H481

Restore Lottery Revenue Distrib. Structure.

 

 

Senate Bills

S318

School Calendar Flexibility/PED Report.

S319

Natural & Cultural Resources/Confirmation.

S320

Secretary of Administration Confirmation.

S321

School Calendar Flexibility/PED Report.

S322

Caregiver Advise, Record & Enable (CARE) Act.

S323

UNC Public Records/Athletic Conferences.

S324

Repeal Certificate of Need Laws.

S325

Billion Dollar Middle Class Tax Cut.

S326

Clarify HUT & Improve Vehicle Titling Process.

S327

Drivers With Disabilities and Law Enforcement.

S328

Lower Cost of Cataracts for Seniors Act.

S329

Divestment From Companies That Boycott Israel.

S330

Exempt Hospice Inpatient Facilities From CON.

S331

Military Operations Protection Act of 2017.

S332

Repeal HB 2.

S333

Require Use of Directional Signals.

S334

MH/SA Central Assessment & Navigation Pilot.

S335

Study/Fair Treatment of College Athletes.

S336

Catawba Valley CC/Manufacturing Center.

S337

Regulation of Fully Autonomous Vehicles.

S338

Violation of Tax Law/Venue.

S339

Utilities/Rate Base/Fair Value Determination.

S340

Rate making/Water/Wastewater Public Utilities.

S341

Operating Funds for Linville Nursery.

S342

Enact Enhanced Access to Eye Care Act.

S343

Increase Teacher Supplement/Electronic Notice.

S344

Combine Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice.

S345

Interstate Compact Bill.

S346

Salvage Yards/Waiting Period.

S347

Revise Schedule of Controlled Substances.

S348

Adopt Bobwhite Quail as State Game Bird.

S349

Exempt Certain Ocular Surgeries From CON Laws.

S350

Amend Drug Laws/Ellison v. Treadway.

S351

Short-Term Lease Tax/Highway Fund.

S352

NC Promise Tuition Plan Modifications.

S353

Audience Factor for Apportionment.

S354

"We the People" Act/Referendum.

S355

Special Separation Allowance for Firefighters.

S356

Firefighters' Death Benefits/Cancers.

S357

Funds/Fort Dobbs Replica.

S358

Film & Entertainment Grant Fund Appropriation.

S359

Community Health Centers Grant Program/Funds.

S360

Municipal Broadband Service Area.

S361

Handicapped License Plates/Organizations.

S362

Establish New Nurse Licensure Compact.

S363

Machinery Act Update.

S364

Brian Garlock Act.

S365

School Buses/Allow Use of Blue Lights.

S366

Responsible Wind Energy Implementation.

S367

Account for Impact Future Benefits/TSERS.

S368

Notice of Medicaid SPA Submissions.

S369

Support Community Rehabilitation Programs.

S370

South Atlantic Federal Fisheries Resources.

S371

Building Code Regulatory Reform.

S372

Surveying and Plat Recording Changes.

S373

Performance Guarantees/Subdivision Streets.

S374

State Auditor/Verifications & Access.

S375

State Emps./No Payroll Dues Deductions.

S376

Limit Revolving Door Employment.

S377

Wireless Communications Infrastructure Siting.

S378

Update NC False Claims Act.-AB

S379

UNC Funding Model Study.

S380

Encourage High Schoolers to Attend CCs.

S381

RTPO/Establish Attendance Policy.

S382

Mobile Beauty Salons.

S383

Behav. Health Crisis EMS Transports/Medicaid.

S384

The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act.

S385

Restoration of Firearms Rights.

S386

Innovate NC Initiative.

S387

Limit Session Length.

S388

Incapacity to Proceed.

S389

Open Enrollment/Contributory Death Benefit.

 

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