Budgeting & Fiscal Control (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 0015 MonitorPublic Authority/Permanent Plates Robert Davis
3/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans -
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Utilities

Adds water and sewer authorities to the list of entities eligible for DMV permanent license plates. (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 0161 MonitorDivestment From Companies That Boycott Israel Stephen Ross
7/27/2017 Ch. SL 2017-193 PR RulesOS
Budgeting & Fiscal Control General Government

Adds an additional requirement to state and local procurement processes, whereby the contracting governmental unit may not contract with a company that the State Treasurer determined engaged in an economic boycott of Israel. This prohibition applies to contracts directly with companies on the State Treasurer’s Office list of restricted companies, or subcontractors on the list. (version 1)

H 0176 MonitorPensions Integrity Act of 2017.-AB Stephen Ross
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-128 PR RulesOS
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Pensions

Gives independent investigators access to retirement system records for the purposes of reviewing system compliance with state laws. Allows retirees who receive retirement benefits from the Local Government Employees Retirement System to arrange for a portion of those benefits to be paid back to their employer for the purpose of providing health benefits. Requires the Retirement System to notify local government units of employees who will likely trigger the state pension spiking laws within the following year. Prohibits local governments that joined the State Health Plan pursuant to certain laws passed between 2004-2006 from electing to cover retirees in the Plan, if the local government did not make that decision prior to January 1, 2017.  (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 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 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 0432 HighIncrease Teacher Supplement/Electronic Notice Charles McGrady
3/23/2017 House - Ref to the Com on State and Local Government II, if favorable, Finance --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control General Government
Companion bill to SB 343

Among other related changes, creates standards for cities and counties to follow if they choose to publish required public notices on their own government websites instead of publication in the newspaper. Authorizes for the first time the ability for legal notices required for other private-sector transactions to be published electronically, on a county government website, with proceeds benefitting county governments and to be partially spent on paying local teacher supplements. (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 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 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 0718 HighStudy Rates and Transfers/Public Enterprises Charles McGrady
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate EPU RulesOS
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Utilities

Prohibits publicly-owned water and sewer systems from charging differential rates to customers inside and outside municipal boundaries unless approved by the Local Government Commission. Restricts transfers of funds from a public enterprise fund to a local government’s general fund, with certain allowances. Authorizes an interim legislative study that includes consultation with the League and examines rate-setting practices for public enterprises; accounting controls for interfund transfers between a public enterprise and the local government’s general fund; possible legislation to ensure proper funding of water system infrastructure, including consideration of the benefits of regionalization; and possible legislation to ensure proper maintenance and repair of water and sewer systems, and how that responsibility impacts the financial health of the public enterprise. (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 0174 MonitorEconomic Security Act of 2017 Angela Bryant
3/2/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel
Companion Bill HB 238

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)

S 0199 HighLaw Enforcement Officer Retirement/25 Years Danny Britt
3/8/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel
Grants an increased retirement benefit for law enforcement officers, allowing them to retire after 25 years of service with full benefits, beginning January 1, 2018. (version 1)
S 0210 MonitorLiving Wage By 2022 Angela Bryant
3/8/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel
Incrementally raises the state minimum wage to $15/hour by January 1, 2022. (version 1)
S 0220 MonitorMotor Fuel Tax Exemption for Joint Agency Norman Sanderson
6/26/2017 House - Ref To Com On Finance Fin Trans
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Transportation
Enlarges the list of entities eligible for refunds of gas taxes to include certain regional solid waste management authorities and certain public safety agencies created by interlocal agreement. (version 1)
S 0270 MonitorLumberton Riverwalk Funds Danny Britt
4/4/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Economic Development Local Bills Parks & Recreation

Appropriates $150,000 to repair the Lumberton Riverwalk, which sustained damage in Hurricane Matthew. (version 1)

S 0271 MonitorFair Bluff Visitors Center Funds Danny Britt
3/22/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Economic Development Local Bills
Appropriates $159,920 to repair the Fair Bluff visitors center, which sustained damage in Hurricane Matthew. (version 1)
S 0272 MonitorFair Bluff Town Hall Funds Danny Britt
3/22/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budgeting & Fiscal Control General Government Local Bills

Appropriates $220,820 to repair the Fair Bluff town hall, which sustained damage in Hurricane Matthew. (version 1)

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