Parks & Recreation (15)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0345 MonitorOmnibus Firearms Bill Michael Speciale
3/15/2017 House - Ref To Com On Judiciary I --
Parks & Recreation Public Safety
Among other changes, allows concealed or open carry of guns, rifles, pistols, or other firearms of any kind, for persons participating in a school’s extracurricular activities, so long as that activity occurs in a public place, such as a public park. Also enlarges the list of persons entitled to carry, whether concealed or open, weapons at school extracurricular activities to sworn law enforcement officers, whether on-duty or off-duty.  (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 0557 MonitorMitigation Services Amendments Christopher Millis
4/11/2017 House - Serial Referral To Transportation Added Env -
Environment Parks & Recreation Planning & Land Use Transportation Utilities
Companion bill SB 611

Makes significant changes to current law that requires governments and private entities to mitigate for environmental harms caused by development activities. Limits these entities to utilizing only private mitigation banks, unless doing so is not practicable. In that case, allows payment of a fee into the state’s Ecosystem Restoration Fund or mitigation completed by the entity, which is a narrowed set of options as compared to current law. In any event, phases out payments allowed to the Fund for land-disturbing activities in the Neuse and Cape Fear river basins, leaving only private mitigation banks as the mitigation credit option in those basins except for one exception granted to NCDOT. Allows a phase-out of the Fund in other river basins at the option of the Department of Environmental Quality. Changes the manner of fee calculation for mitigation credits purchased from the Fund. (version 1)

H 0588 MonitorOmnibus Gun Changes Michael Speciale
4/20/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Judiciary IV Judy I -
Parks & Recreation Public Safety

Among other changes, allows concealed or open carry of guns, rifles, pistols, or other firearms of any kind, for persons participating in a school’s extracurricular activities, so long as that activity occurs in a public place, such as a public park. Creates a new offense against a person arming themselves with an “unusual and dangerous weapon” for the purpose of terrifying others on a public highway, but within that offense, specifically excludes concealed or open carry of a handgun from the offense. (version 1)

H 0598 MonitorSwimming Pool Electrical Safety Mitchell Setzer
4/6/2017 House - Ref To Com On Judiciary I Judy I -
Liability Parks & Recreation

Within 90 days of the bill’s effective date, requires all public swimming pools to ensure that the pool’s pump motor electric equipment includes ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection. (version 1)

H 0632 MonitorAmend Mitigation Services Law John Torbett
4/25/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Env RulesOS
Environment Parks & Recreation Planning & Land Use

Among other modifications to state buffer programs, allows developers to utilize land within a required riparian buffer to also be used to satisfy other regulatory requirements, such as stormwater best management practices, residential density calculations, tree conservation and open space requirements, setbacks, perimeter buffers, and lot area requirements. Directs DEQ to revise its nutrient offset fee for the Jordan Lake watershed to reflect the differences in costs in the sub-watersheds. (version 1)

H 0900 CriticalSafe Infrastructure %26amp; Low Property Tax Act Stephen Ross
6/14/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Fin -
Economic Development NCLM Goal Parks & Recreation Transportation Utilities
To achieve the top legislative goal selected by the League membership, this bill would allow all municipalities to choose one of three revenue-raising options, any of which would be subject to voter referendum. All proceeds from any option approved by voters would be used to construct and improve public infrastructure and facilities or for economic development or for both. The three options authorized by the bill, from which a municipality could choose, include a municipal-only quarter-cent sales tax, a prepared meals tax, or an occupancy tax (subject to a cap). The bill also authorizes two studies of other topics regarding limitations on municipal revenues. The first, conducted by the NC Department of Revenue in conjunction with municipal and county officials, would study property tax exemptions, exclusions, and deferrals. The second, an interim legislative study, would examine property tax benefits currently provided to nonprofit entities, including the amount of charity care provided by those nonprofits, the costs borne by local governments in providing services to those nonprofits, and the impact on overall local property tax revenues of the loss of tax base when nonprofits purchase and use previously taxed parcels. The legislative study on nonprofits may make recommendations for legislation. (version 1)
H 0905 MonitorReenact Conservation Tax Credit Jonathan Jordan
4/26/2017 House - Ref To Com On Finance Fin -
Environment Parks & Recreation Utilities
Reinstates a previously-repealed tax credit for property owners that donate real property for certain purposes, including floodplain protection and improving public access to public land, water, trails, or beaches.

(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 0273 MonitorFair Bluff Riverwalk 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 Parks & Recreation
Appropriates $250,000 to repair the Fair Bluff Riverwalk, which sustained damage in Hurricane Matthew. (version 1)               

 

S 0302 MonitorConcussion Protocol/County Rec Donald Davis
3/20/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Liability Parks & Recreation
Encourages local government recreation programs to provide concussion awareness information to program participants, and create a protocol for responding to suspected concussion incidents, by authorizing these activities. Eliminates liability for local government recreation program employees in civil actions arising from any of these activities, unless the employees's behavior amounts to gross negligence, wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing. (version 1)
S 0338 MonitorDisaster Recovery Act of 2017 Wesley Meredith
7/18/2017 Ch. SL 2017-119 RulesCOH RulesOS
Economic Development Housing & Community Development Parks & Recreation Transportation Utilities

Provides specific details for allocating $100 million of previously-budgeted funds related to disaster recovery from Hurricane Matthew and the fall 2016 wildfires, dividing the funding between housing, infrastructure, agricultural, and community college needs.

S 0484 MonitorPARTF Funding Conditions and Match Erica Smith-Ingram
4/11/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Parks & Recreation
Modifies the laws governing how much local match funds must be paid by a unit of local government receiving grants from the PARTF, requiring in some instances less match requirements for local governments located in more economically-distressed counties. (version 1)

 

S 0504 MonitorEducational Property Definition/Firearms Jeffery Tarte
3/30/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Parks & Recreation Public Safety

Among other changes, allows concealed or open carry of guns, rifles, pistols, or other firearms of any kind, for persons participating in a school’s extracurricular activities, so long as that activity occurs in a public place, such as a public park. (version 1)

S 0611 MonitorMitigation Services Amendments Andrew Brock
4/5/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Environment Parks & Recreation Planning & Land Use Transportation Utilities
Companion bill to HB 557

Makes significant changes to current law that requires governments and private entities to mitigate for environmental harms caused by development activities. Limits these entities to utilizing only private mitigation banks, unless doing so is not practicable. In that case, allows payment of a fee into the state’s Ecosystem Restoration Fund or mitigation completed by the entity, which is a narrowed set of options as compared to current law. In any event, phases out payments allowed to the Fund for land-disturbing activities in the Neuse and Cape Fear river basins, leaving only private mitigation banks as the mitigation credit option in those basins except for one exception granted to NCDOT. Allows a phase-out of the Fund in other river basins at the option of the Department of Environmental Quality. Changes the manner of fee calculation for mitigation credits purchased from the Fund. (version 1)

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