Budget (29)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0007 MonitorLRC/Strengthen Savings Reserve Nelson Dollar
4/13/2017 Ch. SL 2017-5 App RulesOS
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An act to strengthen the savings reserve as recommended by the LRC
Establishes savings targets for the state budget and requires high vote thresholds to appropriate amounts that exceed those targets, in extraordinary circumstances. (version 1)
H 0110 HighDOT/DMV Changes - Megaproject Funding John Torbett
6/1/2017 Senate - Failed 2nd Reading Trans Trans
Budget Economic Development NCLM Goal Transportation

Authorizes a new fund for transportation projects “of statewide or regional significance” whose cost exceeds $200 million. The fund would exist outside of the current State Transportation Investment Program and would receive separate funding. A workgroup comprised almost entirely of local officials, including an NCLM designee, would decide which projects receive funding, based on criteria set out in the bill. (version 3)

H 0219 HighTransportation Megaproject Funding John Torbett
4/19/2017 House - Serial Referral To Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Added Trans -
Budget Economic Development NCLM Goal Transportation

Authorizes a new fund for transportation projects “of statewide or regional significance” whose cost exceeds $200 million. The fund would exist outside of the current State Transportation Investment Program and would receive separate funding. A workgroup comprised almost entirely of local officials, including an NCLM designee, would decide which projects receive funding, based on criteria set out in the bill. (version 1)

H 0220 HighState Infrastructure Bank Revisions John Torbett
4/19/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance Trans -
Budget Economic Development NCLM Goal Transportation

Creates a new legal structure into which the General Assembly may direct federal and state dollars, for the purpose of lending to local governments to finance transportation projects. The infrastructure bank would function as a revolving loan fund, with interest payments accruing and being re-loaned over time. Creates an oversight board of state transportation, commerce, and budget officials to oversee the lending practices of the bank. (version 1)

H 0232 MonitorMain Street Funding for Poorest Counties Garland Pierce
3/6/2017 House - Ref To Com On Appropriations --
Budget Economic Development

Authorizes the appropriation of an additional $1 million in the next fiscal year for the Main Street program, to be distributed to certain listed counties. (version 1)

H 0324 MonitorPilot Project to Treat Opiate Overdose Robert Davis
3/15/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Appropriations --
Budget Local Bills Public Safety

Appropriates $250,000 to the NC Department of Public Safety to form a quick response team of emergency responders from the City of Wilmington, who will work with agency personnel to address needs of opiate overdose victims and their family members. (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 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 0537 Monitor2017 Governor's Budget Nelson Dollar
3/30/2017 House - Ref to the Com on Appropriations, if favorable, Finance --
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Companion Bill to SB 430
H 0583 MonitorPay-As-You-Go Capital %26amp; Infrastructure Fund Larry Arp
4/6/2017 House - Ref To Com On Appropriations --
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Diverts four percent of each year’s General Fund net state tax revenues to a newly-created State Capital and Infrastructure Fund, to be used for a variety of capital needs on state properties, such as building repair, public school and community college renovations or expansions, economic development infrastructure, and transportation projects. (version 1)

H 0651 MonitorState Pension/Ret. Health Ben. Fund Solvency Nelson Dollar
6/29/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate PR RulesOS
Budget

Mandates that certain portions of unreserved and unspent funds from the state budget’s General Fund be placed into a reserve fund each year for the purposes of funding retirement benefits for state employees. Specifies that some of these transfers would happen only after fully funding the state’s Savings Reserve, should that be established by law in this legislative biennium. (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 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 0792 Monitor2017 Appropriations Act Nelson Dollar
4/13/2017 House - Ref To Com On Appropriations App -
Budget
State budget bill (version 1)
H 0903 MonitorWater Resources Management Partnership Funds Lawrence Yarborough
4/26/2017 House - Ref To Com On Appropriations App -
Budget Environment Utilities
Appropriates funds to the state’s regional councils of government to further planning activities related to regional cooperation among the state’s water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. (version 1)
H 0904 MonitorNorth Carolina Rural Job Creation Fund Stephen Ross
6/20/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House CJD -
Budget Economic Development
Creates a new economic development program that uses state appropriations as seed money to capitalize and match private funds, which in turn are invested in rural businesses via loans. Sets out parameters for the private investment funds, including required amounts raised, return on investments, number and types of jobs created, location of businesses, and repayment terms to the State. Appropriates $50 million for a new state fund that would provide the seed money for these private investment funds. (version 1)
S 0022 MonitorStudy Unfunded Liability/Retiree Health Fund Joyce Krawiec
4/27/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Pensions and Retirement and Aging. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Budget

Forms a committee to examine ways to reduce the state appropriations necessary to fund health care for state employee retirees. (version 1)

S 0075 MonitorConst. Amd. - Max. Income Tax Rate of 5.5% Wyatt Tucker
3/16/2017 House - Ref to the Com on Finance, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Fin Fin
Budget Taxation & Finance

Proposes a constitutional amendment limiting the state income tax rate to 5.5 percent, to be placed on the November 6, 2018 ballot. (version 1)

S 0143 MonitorCDBG: Modify Uses to Include Scattered Sites Benjamin Clark
3/1/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budget Housing & Community Development

Dedicates $10 million from the State’s non-entitlement CDBG funds for the purpose of “scattered site housing”. (version 1)

S 0170 MonitorRemove Limits on Light Rail Funding Joel Ford
3/2/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budget Economic Development Transportation
Repeals S.L. 2016-94, thereby removing a current limitation on state funds that may be spent on light rail projects. (version 1)
S 0171 MonitorRemove Limits on Light Rail Funding Joel Ford
3/2/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budget Economic Development Transportation
Repeals S.L. 2016-94, thereby removing a current limitation on state funds that may be spent on light rail projects. Also removes a second cap on state funding of commuter rail or light rail that currently limits such funding to ten percent of the total amount of funds available in a given region’s funding allocation. (version 1)
S 0172 MonitorRemove Limits on Light Rail Funding Joel Ford
3/2/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budget Economic Development Transportation

Repeals S.L. 2016-94, thereby removing a current limitation on state funds that may be spent on light rail projects. Also removes a second cap on state funding of commuter rail or light rail that currently limits such funding to ten percent of the total amount of funds available in a given region’s funding allocation, while still leaving in place a current limitation that the State may fund no more than ten percent of the estimated total project costs. (version 1)

S 0235 MonitorAppropriations Act of 2017 William Jackson
3/16/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate --
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State budget bill. (version 1)
S 0240 MonitorAppropriations Act of 2017 Kathryn Harrington
3/22/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate --
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State budget bill. (version 1)
S 0257 MonitorAppropriations Act of 2017 Harry Brown
6/28/2017 Ch. SL 2017-57 App RulesOS
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State budget bill. (version 1)
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