Legislation Assigned to the House RulesCOH Committee (39)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0078 MonitorHB2 Repeal/Equality for All Cecil Brockman
2/13/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Economic Development General Government

Repeals both S.L. 2016-99 and S.L. 2016-3, creates a statewide non-discrimination law with distinct protected classes of individuals, and increases the punishment for certain sexual assault offenses that occur in a changing facility. (version 1)

H 0082 MonitorEquality For All/Repeal HB2 Mary Harrison
2/13/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Economic Development General Government
Repeals both S.L. 2016-99 and S.L. 2016-3, and creates a statewide non-discrimination law with distinct protected classes of individuals. (version 1)
H 0107 MonitorCommon Sense Compromise to Repeal HB 2 Darren Jackson
2/16/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Economic Development General Government

Repeals S.L. 2016-99 and S.L. 2016-3; requires local governments to provide 30 days’ notice to the General Assembly and the public of any intent to adopt a local nondiscrimination ordinance; and increases the punishment for certain sexual assault offenses that occur in a changing facility. (version 1)

H 0229 MonitorGSC Technical Corrections 2017 Robert Davis
7/12/2017 Ch. SL 2017-102 RulesCOH RulesOS
General Government

Makes ministerial changes to a wide variety of state laws, correcting mistakes such as misspellings or incorrect cross-references to statutes. (version 1)

H 0249 MonitorEconomic Terrorism John Torbett
4/5/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Judiciary II RulesCOH -
Public Safety Transportation

Creates new criminal offenses for certain actions that interrupt the regular course of business, cause damages in excess of $1,000, and are committed with an intent to intimidate. More specifically, allows government agencies—including municipalities—to bring a civil suit to recover public safety costs related to these acts. Finally, requires mayors to dispatch law enforcement officers to clear a “mass traffic obstruction” (defined in the bill) that occurs within that jurisdiction. (version 1)

H 0551 MonitorStrengthening Victims' Rights Nelson Dollar
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate RulesCOH RulesOS
Liability

Rewrites a section of the N.C. constitution granting rights to victims of crimes enumerated in a new section, while retaining an existing provision that prohibits recovery of monetary damages by victims from the State or any of its political subdivisions, including municipalities. (version 1)

H 0572 MonitorLegal Notices/Require Internet Publication Stephen Ross
4/26/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
General Government
Provides a procedure by which any public notice paid by a governmental entity that is placed onto a newspaper’s website may meet the notification requirements for print publications. (version 1)
H 0579 HighRevisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws David Lewis
4/26/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Economic Development Liability Planning & Land Use

The second of four House bills with this title that concern billboards, this bill addresses issues related to determination of just compensation for sign removal by NCDOT or local governments. Lists nine factors to consider when determining just compensation, including the income generated by rental space on the sign and the ability of the sign owner to relocate and reconstruct the sign in a reasonably comparable site. Allows the sign owner to recover from the condemning government agency the reasonable costs of relocating and reconstructing the removed sign, including up to 30 days of lost income caused by the sign removal. Prohibits local governments from amending their ordinances after the effective date of the bill, as they relate to applicability of billboard regulations throughout the jurisdiction. Proscribes specific rulemaking procedures for NCDOT to follow to implement provisions of this bill. (version 1)

H 0580 HighRevisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws David Lewis
4/26/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Economic Development Planning & Land Use
The third of four House bills with this title that concern billboards, this bill addresses issues related to relocation and reconstruction of signs. Allows sign owners to move their signs nearly anywhere in the state, and then—by right—rebuild the signs in a manner that allows them to be upgraded to digital billboards, mounted on a metal monopole, and increased in size and height. Applies retroactively to signs removed on or after January 1, 2014. Proscribes specific rulemaking procedures for NCDOT to follow to implement provisions of this bill. (version 1)
H 0581 HighRevisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws David Lewis
6/26/2017 House - Failed 2nd Reading RulesCOH -
Economic Development Planning & Land Use

The fourth of four House bills with this title that concern billboards, this bill addresses issues related to the relocation and reconstruction of signs, as well as lessening NCDOT permitting standards for all billboard activities. Allows sign owners to move their signs nearly anywhere in the state, and then—by right—rebuild the signs in a manner that allows them to be upgraded to digital billboards, mounted on a metal monopole, and increased in size and height. Exempts sign owners from typical local enforcement of ordinances and appeals processes. Creates new permitting exemptions from NCDOT and State Building Code regulations for sign owners, as well as new “deemed permitted” rights for sign owners. Directs an administrative process for NCDOT to determine the circumstances under which digital billboards may be used for public notification alerts. Proscribes specific rulemaking procedures for NCDOT to follow to implement provisions of this bill. (version 1)

H 0726 MonitorRepeal Sales Tax on RMI John Blust
4/11/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Budget Taxation & Finance
As the title suggests, repeals the current state sales and use tax on repairs, maintenance, and installation services. (version 1)
H 0747 MonitorLRC Study/Reg. Impact in Coastal Areas Christopher Millis
4/19/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Regulatory Reform RulesCOH -
Economic Development Environment Planning & Land Use Transportation Utilities

Authorizes an interim legislative study that examines the impacts of environmental regulations and local land use regulations, as well as the impacts of underinvestment in infrastructure necessary for economic development. Study area includes counties containing or east of Interstate 95. (version 1)

H 0770 MonitorVarious Clarifying Changes Kyle Hall
8/30/2017 Ch. SL 2017-206 RulesCOH AENR
Environment
H 0850 MonitorFilm Grants for NC Productions and Festivals Mary Belk
4/13/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Economic Development

Earmarks up to $5 million of unencumbered funds in the current film grant program for two new purposes: “small productions” filmed by N.C.-based companies, and N.C. film festival marketing activities. (version 1)

S 0003 MonitorDOT/DMV Changes William Rabon
6/26/2017 Senate - Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate RulesCOH Trans
General Government Transportation
S 0005 MonitorMecklenburg/Police Countywide Jurisdiction Jeffery Tarte
6/22/2017 Ch. SL 2017-42 RulesCOH SLG
Local Bills Public Safety
Expands the jurisdiction of the police departments of certain Mecklenburg County towns to unincorporated areas of the county, under certain circumstances. (version 1)
S 0063 MonitorMilitary Affairs Commission/Strategic Plan Donald Davis
6/28/2017 Ch. SL 2017-64 RulesCOH SLG
Economic Development Military & Veteran

Requires the state Military Affairs Commission to develop a strategic plan that addresses military-related economic development in North Carolina, among other related topics. (version 1)

S 0082 MonitorAchieving Business Efficiencies Andrew Brock
7/25/2017 Ch. SL 2017-185 RulesCOH Fin
Taxation & Finance

Companion bill to HB 59 

Proposes technical changes to the state’s tax and revenue laws. (version 1)

S 0105 MonitorFairmont Vol. Annex.; Troutman Land Use Reg Danny Britt
6/29/2017 Ch. SL 2017-76 RulesCOH SLG
Annexation Local Bills
Companion bill to HB 4

Adds certain property to the jurisdiction of the Town of Fairmont (version 1)

S 0107 MonitorStreamline Dam Removal Wilfred Wells
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-145 RulesCOH AENR
Environment

Authorizes a process by which a professionally licensed engineer oversees removal of dams, including procedures to notify downstream local governments whose base floodplains would be impacted by the dam removal; allows Clean Water Management Trust Fund funding to be awarded for the purposes of dam removal; orders the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality to study the issue further, among other related changes. (version 1)

S 0126 HighChange the LOST Adjustment Factor Harry Brown
6/13/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance RulesCOH Fin
Taxation & Finance
Companion Bill to HB 522

Eliminates the current adjustment factors applied to the half-cent local sales tax imposed under Article 40. Replaces those factors with new adjustment factors that are tied to the economic development tier ranking given to the county and municipalities within it that levy this tax. (version 1)

S 0145 HighGovernment Immigration Compliance Norman Sanderson
4/27/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH RulesOS
Liability Public Safety Taxation & Finance

Makes numerous changes to current laws, and creates additional new laws, aimed at sanctioning local governments with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws. Creates a process by which any person may file a complaint with the Attorney General alleging that a local government is not in compliance with a state law related to immigration, resulting in an investigation of the complaint by the Attorney General. Does not grant local governments due process rights in this investigation, except for appeal right subsequent to the decision. Directs withholding of municipal revenues if the Attorney General finds the local government in non-compliance, including sales and excise tax distributions collected by the State for beer and wine, telecommunications, video programming, and piped natural gas, as well as Powell Bill funds and a privilege tax imposed on tire retailers or wholesale merchants. Applies this same penalty if the Secretary of Labor finds any local government to have violated the E-verify statutes, again, without giving the local government due process rights when that determination is made. 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. Declares that any city found in violation of the state’s prohibition against “sanctuary cities” waives its governmental immunity in cases where an unauthorized alien commits a crime within the city jurisdiction. The bill also makes other changes related to identification of persons, the University of North Carolina system, and authority for State law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws under the 287(g) program. (version 1)

S 0162 MonitorLEO Assistance and Protection Act of 2017 Warren Daniel
6/8/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Judiciary II RulesCOH RulesOS
Public Safety

Expands the jurisdiction of company police so that company police officers may: make arrests, issue infractions, and direct traffic on all public roads adjacent to the facility where the company police officers are employed, if the facility is a public school, hospital, or airport; activate their blue light in an emergency situation on any public roadway, in certain circumstances that include assisting a law enforcement officer; and provide assistance to a law enforcement agency at the request of a chief of police. Allows company police agencies to enter into mutual aid agreements with a municipality. (version 1)

S 0181 MonitorElectronic Notice - Guilford County Paul Lowe
10/5/2017 Ch. SL 2017-210 RulesCOH SLG
Companion bill HB 245

Amends the City of Winston-Salem charter to conform the process of ballot access independent or non-partisan candidates for city council to that in state law, a process made necessary because the City elects its municipal representatives using partisan labels. (version 1)

S 0260 MonitorWake Forest Annexation John Barefoot
6/26/2017 Ch. SL 2017-47 RulesCOH SLG
Annexation Local Bills

Annexes certain highway right of way into the Town of Wake Forest. (version 1)

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