Legislation Assigned to the House SLG II Committee (24)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/16/2017

H 0002 HighProvide Certain Property Tax Relief Nelson Dollar
3/30/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II -
Military & Veteran Taxation & Finance
Expands the property tax exemption for disabled veterans

Expands the property tax exemption for disabled veterans, and creates a new property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of certain emergency personnel, such as law enforcement.(version 1)

H 0064 HighMunicipal Elections in Even-Numbered Years Harry Warren
2/20/2017 House - Re-ref to the Com on Elections and Ethics Law, if favorable, State and Local Government II SLG II -
Elections

Changes all municipal elections statewide from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years, beginning in 2022, and modifies the term lengths of municipal offices to effect the switch in election timing. (version 1)

H 0089 MonitorHousing Authority Transfers James Adams
7/25/2017 Ch. SL 2017-178 SLG II -
Housing & Community Development

Allows a city council to transfer the powers, duties, and responsibilities of a housing authority to a regional council of government; proscribes the procedures to follow when making such a transfer; and clarifies the scope of powers retained by the regional council of government in this situation. (version 1)

H 0143 MonitorSanford and Harnett Occupancy Tax John Sauls
6/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Local Bills Taxation & Finance
Authorizes the City of Sanford to levy an occupancy tax of up to three percent. (version 1)
H 0211 MonitorIncrease Sampson County Occupancy Tax Auth William Brisson
6/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Taxation & Finance
Allows Sampson County to levy an additional three percent occupancy tax, in addition to the levy already authorized for the county. (version 1)
H 0261 MonitorDisplaced Residential Land Tax Deferral Christopher Millis
5/26/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance SLG II -
Taxation & Finance

Allows certain residential property owners to defer a portion of property taxes until the property loses its eligibility for the deferral. Applies to owners of displaced residential land, generally defined as parcels used for dwellings that are no longer zoned for residential use. (version 1)

H 0287 MonitorRed Light Cameras/Hope Mills %26amp; Spring Lake Marvin Lucas
4/21/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
General Government Local Bills Public Safety Taxation & Finance

Adds the towns of Hope Mills and Spring Lake to a 2016 local act allowing certain municipalities to negotiate for the return of a portion of fees paid by motorists that run red lights. Places certain restrictions on the contracting authority of these two towns for lease of their red light camera equipment, and sets the fee that may be charged at $100. (version 1)

H 0306 MonitorE-Verify Required - All Government Contracts Christopher Millis
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
General Government Personnel

Clarifies that any contractor or subcontractor performing work pursuant to a contract with a unit of government, including municipalities, must utilize the federal E-Verify system to ascertain the work authorization of each employee of that contractor or subcontractor. (version 1)

H 0371 MonitorAgency Powers and Duties/Technical Changes.-AB Charles McGrady
4/20/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Environment Parks & Recreation Taxation & Finance Utilities
Among other changes recommended by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, renames the Clean Water Management Trust Fund to the N.C. Land and Water Preservation Trust Fund. (version 1)
H 0374 MonitorBusiness Freedom Act Patricia McElraft
6/29/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House SLG II Fin
Building Inspections Environment
H 0388 MonitorModernize Mutual Assistance Statutes Allen McNeill
6/20/2017 Senate - Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
General Government Public Safety
Allows the head of a local government law enforcement agency to provide temporary mutual aid to a requesting agency without specific authorization from the local governing board, unless the board adopted an ordinance specifically prohibiting or limiting such mutual aid. (version 1)
H 0416 MonitorRobeson County/Local Business Preference Charles Graham
4/26/2017 House - Failed 2nd Reading SLG II -
Budgeting & Fiscal Control General Government Local Bills
Companion bill to SB 277

Allows Robeson County and the municipalities within it to give preference a local bidder when the local government seeks to contract, under certain conditions. (version 1)

H 0429 MonitorCity of Saluda Occupancy Tax Cody Henson
6/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Local Bills Taxation & Finance

Grants the City of Saluda the authority to levy a three percent occupancy tax, with two-thirds of the proceeds to be spent on tourism promotion and the remainder for general purposes. (version 1)

H 0444 MonitorRowan County Occupancy Tax Changes Carl Ford
6/20/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Local Bills Taxation & Finance

Allows nine municipalities within Rowan County to levy an additional three percent occupancy tax, in addition to the levy already authorized for the county. Directs that two-thirds of the tax proceeds go toward travel and tourism promotion, with the remainder going toward tourism-related expenditures. (version 1)

H 0459 MonitorCarteret Local Option Sales Tax for Dredging Patricia McElraft
6/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Economic Development Local Bills Taxation & Finance
Allows Carteret County to levy a ¼-cent local sales tax, by referendum, for dredging and waterway maintenance. Repeals the levy once collections reach $20 million. (version 1)
H 0503 HighLocal Budgets/Public Enterprise Funds Carl Ford
5/26/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance SLG II -
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Utilities

Restricts payments from a public enterprise fund to a local government’s general fund to only expenditures for related debt service. Eliminates the authority for a local government to make payments for internal cost allocation between funds. (version 1)

H 0509 MonitorDavidson County Zoning Procedure Changes Samuel Watford
6/20/2017 Senate - Re-ref Com On Judiciary SLG II SLG
Local Bills Planning & Land Use

Delegates authority to the Davidson County planning board to undertake the process for and make final decisions on zoning map amendments, including the adoption of a consistency statement, subject to approval by the board of commissioners on the consent agenda. Allows appeal of the planning board’s decisions to go to the board of commissioners. (version 1)

H 0531 MonitorDare County Local Tax Clarification Beverly Boswell
5/26/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance SLG II -
Economic Development Local Bills Taxation & Finance

Clarifies the purposes for which a portion of the Dare County occupancy tax and prepared meals tax may be spent, including explicit authority to spend for the purposes of traffic control, law enforcement, and solid waste services. (version 1)

H 0596 MonitorStudy/MPO Voting Power Distribution John Bradford
4/25/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Transportation
Authorizes an interim legislative study of how to distribute votes among MPOs. (version 1)
H 0602 MonitorCities/Require Performance Guarantees Joshua Dobson
4/25/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House SLG II -
Economic Development Planning & Land Use

Grants new authority to cities to require a performance guarantee for demolition and removal of all material from industrial properties. Provides details to guide the performance guarantee issuance process. (version 1)

H 0740 MonitorSAR Rename/Disputed County Boundaries/Mapping Allen McNeill
7/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-170 SLG II SLG
General Government Public Safety

Renames the current urban search and rescue teams by dropping the word “urban” and makes related technical changes to enable intergovernmental cooperation for these emergency response operations. Adds a technical assistance role for the NC Geodetic Survey in defining or clarifying county boundary lines. Creates a new process whereby any reestablished county boundary become conclusive, even if the requesting counties did not ratify that boundary within one year of receiving the map survey plat. Transfers maps that identify protected mountain ridge crests from DEQ to the NC Geodetic Survey. (version 1)

H 0755 MonitorBankruptcy Amendments John Blust
4/26/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
General Government

Rewrites the state bankruptcy laws affecting local governments, including municipalities, to allow those units to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Gives a clear cause of action for units that are denied bankruptcy approval to appeal the decision to state superior court, which shall review the decision using an “arbitrary and capricious” standard of review. Allows local government units authorized to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy relief to use or borrow funds, pursuant to a plan of adjustment confirmed by a US Bankruptcy Court, or pursuant to an order issued by a US Bankruptcy Court. (version 1)

H 0794 HighNC Permitting Efficiency Act of 2017 Scott Stone
6/26/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Building Inspections Planning & Land Use Transportation Utilities

Creates new standards for local review of development plans and local permitting processes. Requires many local review processes and standards to be included in ordinances, and mandates quarterly reports by city departments regarding the number of on-time permit reviews. Limits off-site improvements—such as those related to utilities or traffic—a local government may require of a developer to improvements directly related to the impact of the permittee’s development, or a fee in lieu of payment that does not exceed 20 percent of the estimated actual costs associated with those impacts. Creates a procedure by which NCDOT may delegate to municipalities the authority to issue construction permits and create standards for state-maintained roads located within a municipality; review and approve encroachment applications for state-maintained roads located within a municipality; and establish a fee for review of a transportation-related or right-of-way encroachment plan. Encourages both the State and local government agencies that engage in these plan review and permitting activities to publish certain information regarding performance metrics, and to facilitate information-sharing and collaboration across governmental units. Requires State agencies which review construction documents and issue permits to create an online system for submittal, review, and approval by 2020. (version 1)

S 0140 MonitorRevise State Nature and Historic Preserve Ralph Hise
4/6/2017 House - Ref to the Com on State and Local Government II, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House SLG II SLG
Communications General Government Public Safety

Gives governmental entities, including local governments, the ability to place equipment on a communications tower located in Chimney Rock State Park, for general communications purposes. (version 1)

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