Legislation Assigned to the House Judy I Committee (11)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0003 HighEminent Domain Charles McGrady
2/20/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy I -
Transportation Utilities
Constitutional Amendment

HB 3 would put a constitutional amendment before voters to restrict the use of eminent domain powers, preventing state and local government from taking land for use by private developers. That bill contained identical language to legislation from prior sessions, but also included conforming statutory changes that would go into effect only upon voter approval of the amendment. It would also allow property owners to request jury trials in disputes to determine "just compensation" for their property. Sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that included Reps. Chuck McGradyDavid Lewis, Chris Malone, and Ken Goodman, this bill mirrored a bill that cleared the House early in the 2013 legislative session with only eight dissenting votes, and again early in the 2015 legislative session with only five dissenting votes. The Senate, however, did not take up the bill in these past sessions. The League staff worked with legislators at the time to limit the negative effects on municipalities. (version 1)

H 0026 HighWorkers' Comp/Approval of Disputed Legal Fees Samuel Watford
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-124 Judy I RulesOS
Liability Personnel

In response to the N.C. Supreme Court decision in Wilkes v. City of Greenville, ensures that an Industrial Commission worker’s compensation award does not create a presumption that future medical conditions of an employee are causally related to the compensable injury. Allows those employees to request a hearing before the Commission to prove that their medical condition is causally related to the compensable injury.

H 0113 MonitorPvt Action Local Compliance/Immigration Laws George Cleveland
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy I RulesOS
Liability Public Safety

Creates a new cause of action for any local government resident against their unit of local government, when that person believes the local government did not comply with state laws related to acceptance of identity documents or enforcement of federal immigration laws; authorizes an action for declaratory and injunctive relief; awards attorney’s fees and court costs payments to the prevailing party in these actions; and allows a court to impose a penalty against a local governmental unit that fails to comply with a court’s order in these actions, up to $10,000/day. (version 1)

H 0280 MonitorJuvenile Justice Reinvestment Act Charles McGrady
5/18/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy I RulesOS
Public Safety

Increases the age of juvenile jurisdiction to include 16- and 17-year-olds, except for certain penalties. Institutes new law enforcement officer training requirements and standards related to juvenile justice issues. Among other related changes, creates a new Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee, whose membership includes one police chief. (version 1)

H 0588 MonitorOmnibus Gun Changes Michael Speciale
4/20/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Judiciary IV Judy I -
Parks & Recreation Public Safety

Among other changes, allows concealed or open carry of guns, rifles, pistols, or other firearms of any kind, for persons participating in a school’s extracurricular activities, so long as that activity occurs in a public place, such as a public park. Creates a new offense against a person arming themselves with an “unusual and dangerous weapon” for the purpose of terrifying others on a public highway, but within that offense, specifically excludes concealed or open carry of a handgun from the offense. (version 1)

H 0598 MonitorSwimming Pool Electrical Safety Mitchell Setzer
4/6/2017 House - Ref To Com On Judiciary I Judy I -
Liability Parks & Recreation

Within 90 days of the bill’s effective date, requires all public swimming pools to ensure that the pool’s pump motor electric equipment includes ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection. (version 1)

H 0723 MonitorGun Safety Act Mary Harrison
4/11/2017 House - Ref to the Com on Judiciary I, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Judy I -
Personnel Public Safety

Requires each law enforcement agency to create a written policy addressing the investigation of officer-involved deaths, to include certain specified information. Makes other changes related to firearm ownership and the use of firearms. (version 1)

H 0727 MonitorTaxpayers' Bill of Rights John Blust
4/11/2017 House - Ref to the Com on Judiciary I, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Judy I -
Budget Taxation & Finance

Places before voters a constitutional amendment that limits State budget increases to inflation plus the percentage change in state population in the prior calendar year, only to be increased by a two-thirds vote of the N.C. General Assembly. Creates several state reserve funds into which revenues in excess of spending limits may be deposited. Includes a provision to hold local governments harmless for any new state-mandated programs or services, or increases to existing programs and services. (version 1)

H 0749 MonitorLimited Identification Cards Harry Warren
4/13/2017 House - Ref to the Com on Judiciary I, if favorable, Finance Judy I -
Public Safety

Creates a new “limited identification card” available to undocumented aliens, pursuant to certain application procedures. (version 1)

H 0797 MonitorChanges to Current BWC Law John Faircloth
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy I RulesOS
General Government Public Safety

Clarifies the definition of “deceased person” for the purposes of this law, such that the person was living at the time the recording began and died during or subsequent to the event captured on the recording. Adds two days to the current three-day response time for law enforcement agencies to provide or deny disclosure of a recording after a request for disclosure. Expands the purposes for which a recording may be disclosed to include a city manager, city council, or other boards designated by city council to review police matters or complaints against police officers, provided all parties reviewing the recording agree to maintain confidentiality of the recording. (version 1)

S 0055 MonitorSchool Bus Cameras/Civil Penalties Thomas McInnis
7/25/2017 Ch. SL 2017-188 Judy I RulesOS
Public Safety
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