Legislation Assigned to the Senate AENR Committee (10)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 1/16/2018

H 0056 MonitorAmend Environmental Laws Patricia McElraft
10/4/2017 Ch. SL 2017-209 Env AENR
Gives flexibility in assessing the condition of dams, such that non-licensed engineers may perform the work, at the discretion of the overseeing regulatory agency. (version 1)
H 0275 HighNo Stormwater Fees on Taxiways or Runways Debra Conrad
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-132 Trans AENR
Taxation & Finance Utilities
Exempts airports from paying to cities a portion of a stormwater utility fee attributable to airport runways and taxiways, so long as the airport certifies that the exempt payment amount is spent for the purpose of attracting business to the airport. (version 1)
H 0637 MonitorClarify Regional Water and Sewer Funds Kyle Hall
5/23/2017 Ch. SL 2017-17 EPU AENR
Local Bills Taxation & Finance Utilities
Updates requirements for a fund of state dollars appropriated to interconnect publicly-owned water systems located in Guilford and Rockingham counties. (version 1)
H 0770 MonitorVarious Clarifying Changes Kyle Hall
8/30/2017 Ch. SL 2017-206 RulesCOH AENR
S 0107 MonitorStreamline Dam Removal Wilfred Wells
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-145 RulesCOH AENR

Authorizes a process by which a professionally licensed engineer oversees removal of dams, including procedures to notify downstream local governments whose base floodplains would be impacted by the dam removal; allows Clean Water Management Trust Fund funding to be awarded for the purposes of dam removal; orders the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality to study the issue further, among other related changes. (version 1)

S 0124 MonitorLEO Managed CBD Oil Drop Box Donald Davis
6/21/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Ag AENR
Public Safety

Requires all law enforcement agencies to manage the secure collection of residual oil from hemp extract. (version 1)

S 0131 MonitorRegulatory Reform Act of 2016-2017 Wilfred Wells
5/4/2017 Ch. SL 2017-10 RR AENR
Environment General Government Information Technology Military & Veteran Planning & Land Use

Among numerous other changes to state laws, allows public agencies such as municipalities to exclusively fulfill public records responsibilities by making public records or computer databases available online in a downloadable format. Directs a report by a committee comprised of state and local government agencies—including the League—on development and use of computer databases by these public units and the need for public access to those public records. Exempts landscaping materials from built-upon area calculations for stormwater runoff. Directs state regulators to change current rules for stream mitigation to exempt the first 300 linear feet of stream bed loss from mitigation requirements. Eliminates a reporting requirement that currently requires cities to submit an annual report on how they address complaints by consulting engineers. Establishes a committee of state officials that seeks to coordinate and encourage landowners near military installations to engage in land uses that are compatible with federal defense activities. (version 1)

S 0434 HighAmend Environmental Laws 2 Norman Sanderson
6/14/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH AENR
Among other changes, rewrites the state’s riparian buffer laws to restrict local governments’ ability to set buffer widths that exceed state minimums, potentially causing stormwater permit-holders to violate the terms of regulatory permits or certificates. (version 1)
S 0539 HighEnvironmental Regulatory Reform Act of 2017 William Cook
4/13/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -AENR
Environment Transportation Utilities

An omnibus bill that will likely grow in size as it receives consideration, this bill changes current law to restrict the use of eminent domain powers to those for public use, though it carves out specific authority for local government condemnors to acquire property through condemnation for the connection of utility customers. Repeals a current ban on plastic bags for retail operations in Dare County. (version 1)

S 0657 MonitorStudy Hexavalent Chromium in Groundwater Kathryn Harrington
4/13/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -AENR
Environment Utilities
Companion bill to HB 567

Proposes a state study of the prevalence of hexavalent chromium in groundwater in a limited geographic area near a current coal ash pond in Gaston County, in part, to determine the need for a replacement water supply. (version 1)

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