Personnel (36)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0009 MonitorAllow Election Day Service - Retired LEOs John Fraley
3/7/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SP -
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel Public Safety

Allows county boards of elections to employ retired law enforcement officers on any election day, without causing suspension of the officer’s special separation allowance. (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 0037 MonitorProtect Law Enforcement Officers Christopher Malone
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy III RulesOS
Personnel Public Safety

Creates legal remedies for municipal law enforcement officers who, acting as whistleblowers, report evidence of illegal activity to their supervisors, and protects those same officers from retaliation for their reports. (version 1)

H 0058 MonitorCharlotte Firefighters' Retirement System Andy Dulin
6/28/2017 Ch. SL 2017-71 SLG I RulesOS
Local Bills Personnel

Makes technical changes to the City of Charlotte’s local retirement system for firefighters. (version 1)

H 0115 MonitorRetirement Technical Corrections Act of 2017.-AB Andy Dulin
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-125 PR RulesOS
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Pensions Personnel

Among other changes to the laws governing the activities of the State Treasurer, reduces the procurement procedures required of governmental units to comply with the 2015 Iran Divestment Act (S.L. 2015-118); clarifies when payout of vacation leave is included in “average final compensation” for participants in the Local Government Employees Retirement System. (version 1)

H 0165 MonitorCitizens Review Boards Established Rodney Moore
2/23/2017 House - Ref to the Com on State and Local Government I, if favorable, Judiciary III --
Personnel Public Safety

Authorizes cities and counties to create citizen review boards for the purpose of investigating certain misconduct by law enforcement officers in that jurisdiction. Allows these boards to investigate complaints against law enforcement officers made by members of the public; review internal investigations, including personnel records; subpoena witnesses; compel the production of evidence; and make decisions on disciplinary actions, among other powers. (version 1)

H 0233 MonitorBan the Box Garland Pierce
3/6/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House --
Personnel

Prevents public employers, including municipal employers, from inquiring about any part of a job applicant’s criminal history until the employer has made a conditional offer of employment to the applicant, except in instances in which the employer is required by law to consider the applicant’s criminal record. Disallows public employers from disqualifying applicants based on a prior conviction, unless that conviction is “substantially related” to factors listed in the bill. (version 1)

H 0238 MonitorEconomic Security Act of 2017 Mary Harrison
3/6/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel
Companion bill to SB 174

Makes numerous changes to state law intended to increase the financial security of individuals, including the following changes which could affect municipal employers: raising the minimum wage to $15/hour; requiring paid sick and family medical leave; allowing public employee collective bargaining; and disallowing public employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history until the employer has made a conditional offer of employment to the applicant, except in instances in which the employer is required by law to consider the applicant’s criminal record. (version 1)

H 0284 Monitor25-Year LEO Retirement Option Gregory Murphy
6/29/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate PR RulesOS
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel

Allows law enforcement officers to elect to retire after 25 years of creditable service in either the state or local retirement system, and gives the employer the option of offering a lump sum separation buyout to any LEO who leaves employment before that officer becomes eligible for a separation allowance. That payment may not exceed the total of the permissible separation allowance payments. (version 1)

H 0289 MonitorLiving Wage By 2022 Susan Fisher
3/9/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel
Companion bill to SB 210
Incrementally raises the state minimum wage to $15/hour by January 1, 2022. (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 0325 MonitorAmend Arson Law Allen McNeill
6/21/2017 Senate - Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate 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 0334 MonitorFamilies' Stabilization Act Carla Cunningham
4/11/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel

Requires all employers in the state to pay the same wage rates to employees for the same quantity and quality of the same classification of work, regardless of gender. Allows for varying rates of pay based on certain differing factors. Adds enforcement mechanisms and complaint procedures for employees. (version 1)

H 0340 HighSpecial Separation Allowance Firefighters/RSW Nelson Dollar
4/10/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel
Companion bill to SB 396
Creates a new benefit for state and local firefighters, akin to the current special separation allowance for law enforcement officers, which requires employers to pay qualifying firefighters an extra amount for the time period between qualifying retirement and the retiree reaching 62 years of age. (version 1)
H 0350 MonitorCharlotte CRB/Issue Subpoena Rodney Moore
3/15/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House --
Local Bills Personnel Public Safety

Gives authority to the Charlotte Citizen Review board to subpoena witnesses and compel the production of evidence, to aid in citizen review of the police disciplinary process. (version 1)

H 0355 MonitorFirefighters' Death Benefits/Cancers Jason Saine
4/5/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Appropriations --
Personnel
Companion bill SB 356

Adds to the current list of cancers which, if found to be the direct and proximate cause of death for a firefighter, create the presumption that the firefighter was killed in the line of duty, thereby affecting the state line of duty death benefit a firefighter can receive. This does not affect workers compensation benefits. (version 1)

H 0474 MonitorUp Minimum Wage/Set Rates/COLA Carla Cunningham
3/27/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel
Increases the minimum wage beginning January 1, 2018 ($10.75/hr for employers with over $500,000 in sales or business done, $7.75/hr for all other employers), with annual increases thereafter based on the increase in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index. (version 1)
H 0476 MonitorRequired Training Police Telecommunicators John Faircloth
3/27/2017 House - Ref To Com On State and Local Government II --
Personnel Public Safety
Establishes new training requirements for telecommunicators employed by municipal police agencies. (version 1)
H 0487 MonitorNat. Guard Reemployment Rights/Definitions David Martin
7/21/2017 Ch. SL 2017-156 -RulesOS
Personnel

Expands existing state law governing national guard members’ rights to reemployment following a period of state duty, including more specific rights and procedures for reemployment following hospitalization or convalescence from an illness or injury incurred during the performance of state duty. (version 1)

H 0497 High Jonathan Jordan
4/5/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Appropriations --
Budget Budgeting & Fiscal Control Pensions Personnel

Directs a two percent cost of living increase for all retired participants in state-administered retirement systems, including retired participants in the Local Government Employees Retirement System. (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)

S 0054 MonitorCharlotte Firefighters' Retirement System Joyce Waddell
4/27/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Pensions and Retirement and Aging. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Local Bills Personnel

Makes technical changes to the City of Charlotte’s local retirement system for firefighters. (version 1)

S 0069 MonitorLocal Gov't Comm/Finance Officer Training Donald Davis
7/12/2017 Ch. SL 2017-105 SLG I SLG
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel

Clarifies existing law to ensure that a local government’s finance officer or other employee receives notification from the Local Government Commission of any required training, and also receives written proof of completion of that training. (version 1)

S 0087 MonitorAllow Election Day Service - Retired LEOs Louis Pate
2/15/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel Public Safety
Companion bill to HB 9

Allows county boards of elections to employ retired law enforcement officers on any election day, without causing suspension of the officer’s special separation allowance. (version 1)

S 0165 MonitorWorkers' Comp./Clarify Medicare Methodology Warren Daniel
3/6/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Insurance Liability Personnel

Clarifies the methodology the state Industrial Commission will follow when setting the maximum fees for medical compensation under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act. (version 1)

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