Legislation Assigned to the House Judy II Committee (8)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/9/2018

H 0063 HighCitizens Protection Act of 2017 Harry Warren
3/14/2017 Re-ref Com On Finance Judy II -
Public Safety Taxation & Finance

Adds a penalty to existing law that prohibits municipalities from implementing policies, ordinances, or procedures that limit or restrict enforcement of federal immigration laws. The penalties proposed under this bill would withhold from violating municipalities the sales and excise tax distributions collected by the State for beer and wine, telecommunications, video programming, and piped natural gas. The bill also makes other changes related to identification of persons and criminal pre-trial procedures for undocumented aliens. (version 1)

H 0098 EnactedCrim. Offense/Vandalize Fire & EMS Equipment Nelson Dollar
6/30/2017 Ch. SL 2017-89 Judy II RulesOS
Public Safety
Creates a new misdemeanor offense for injuring, destroying, removing, vandalizing, or tampering with firefighting or emergency medical services machinery or equipment. (version 1)
H 0138 EnactedRevise Gang Laws Allen McNeill
7/27/2017 Ch. SL 2017-194 Judy II RulesOS
Public Safety

Creates new definitions for behavior associated with criminal gang activity and increases the criminal penalties associated with engaging in those activities. (version 1)

H 0325 EnactedAmend Arson Law Allen McNeill
6/22/2018 Ch. SL 2018-31 Judy II RulesOS
Budget Personnel Public Safety

Amends the aggravating factors listed in existing arson laws, adding law enforcement officers and fire investigators to the list of emergency personnel who, if they suffer serious bodily injury while discharging their duties due to arson, cause an increase in the class of felony committed. Also appropriates funds to create a resource position in the Conference of District Attorneys to assist emergency responders and others in arson and homicide cases, and appropriates funds to develop related training programs. (version 1)

H 0945 EnactedRape Evidence Collection Kit Tracking Act James Boles
6/25/2018 Ch. SL 2018-70 Judy II RulesOS
Public Safety
Companion Bill to SB 727

Creates a statewide sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking system, which requires local law enforcement agencies to adhere to standardized procedures related to handling and storage of new and existing—but untested—evidence kits. Requires rulemaking by the N.C. Department of Public Safety to implement the new tracking system, which would go into effect for evidence kits purchased or distributed after October 1, 2018.

H 0960 MonitorLocal Law Enforcement/Citizens Academies John Faircloth
6/14/2018 Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy II RulesOS
Public Safety
Companion Bill SB 722

Allows local law enforcement agencies to establish programs to educate community members about the operations of the agency. Includes admissions standards for participants. Allows agencies to train participants as volunteers that can support the operations of the department, though disallows those volunteers from being armed while providing volunteer services unless the volunteer has completed a state-certified training program.

H 0961 MonitorRequired Training Police Telecommunicators John Faircloth
6/7/2018 Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy II RulesOS
Personnel Public Safety
Companion Bill SB 721

Requires all police telecommunicators to receive training for that position through the N.C. Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission.

S 0223 MonitorExclude Tiers 1 & 2 From JDIG Cap Jeffrey Jackson
8/3/2017 Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy II RulesOS
Economic Development
Partially eliminates the current cap for economic incentive awards from the Jobs Development Incentive Grant (JDIG) program, allowing grants to be awarded to companies locating in the most economically distressed areas of the state (tier 1 and tier 2 counties). Also ensures the current cap does not apply to projects that qualify as a “transformative project,” based on a high number of jobs created. (version 5)
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