Legislation Assigned to the Senate RulesOS Committee (91)
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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
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 0008 MonitorEven Yr Municipal Election/Towns of Troy/Star Justin Burr
6/1/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Select Committee on Elections. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG I RulesOS
Elections Local Bills
An act to provide that regular municipal elections in both the Town of Troy & the Town of Star shall be held in even num

Moves the elections for the Towns of Troy and Star to even-numbered years, beginning in 2018. (version 1)

H 0010 HighDHHS Eating Disorder Study Charles McGrady
4/21/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate EPU RulesOS
Transportation Utilities
An act to provide that the condemnation of private property shall only be for a public use
HB 10 Eminent Domain Statutory Revisons contains the same conforming statutory language as HB 3, but would change the law via legislative action rather than a voter-approved constitutional amendment. The proposal would expand the purposes for which public and private condemnors could utilize their eminent domain authority, including a more all-encompassing term for communications facilities, and facilities related to the distribution of natural gas. (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 0068 HighBRIGHT Futures Act John Szoka
4/21/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate EPU RulesOS
Economic Development Information Technology Planning & Land Use Telecommunications Utilities

Clarifies that certain Department of Commerce grants may be spent in support of broadband and its related components; enlarges the scope of existing public private partnership law to include digital infrastructure; and directs several state agency studies related to digital infrastructure, digital literacy, and workforce development. (version 1)

H 0094 MonitorEmergency Management/Drone Use Michael Speciale
4/13/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy III RulesOS
Public Safety

Creates an exception to state law that otherwise limits the use of unmanned aircraft, to allow use of these aircraft by emergency management services personnel, when acting in the scope of their duties. (version 1)

H 0098 MonitorCrim. Offense/Vandalize Fire %26amp; EMS Equipment Nelson Dollar
6/30/2017 Ch. SL 2017-89 Judy II RulesOS
Public Safety
Creates a new misdemeanor offense for injuring, destroying, removing, vandalizing, or tampering with firefighting or emergency medical services machinery or equipment. (version 1)
H 0113 MonitorPvt Action Local Compliance/Immigration Laws George Cleveland
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy I RulesOS
Liability Public Safety

Creates a new cause of action for any local government resident against their unit of local government, when that person believes the local government did not comply with state laws related to acceptance of identity documents or enforcement of federal immigration laws; authorizes an action for declaratory and injunctive relief; awards attorney’s fees and court costs payments to the prevailing party in these actions; and allows a court to impose a penalty against a local governmental unit that fails to comply with a court’s order in these actions, up to $10,000/day. (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 0138 MonitorRevise Gang Laws Allen McNeill
7/27/2017 Ch. SL 2017-194 Judy II RulesOS
Public Safety

Creates new definitions for behavior associated with criminal gang activity and increases the criminal penalties associated with engaging in those activities. (version 1)

H 0143 MonitorSanford and Harnett Occupancy Tax John Sauls
6/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Local Bills Taxation & Finance
Authorizes the City of Sanford to levy an occupancy tax of up to three percent. (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 0162 MonitorAmend Administrative Procedure Laws Jonathan Jordan
8/3/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Judy III RulesOS
General Government
Companion bill to SB 16
Makes minor changes to the procedures followed in administrative proceedings, including challenges to agency actions under the contested case process and the state rule review and readoption process (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 0183 MonitorRetirement Admin. Changes Act of 2017.-AB Jeffrey Collins
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-129 PR RulesOS

Makes technical changes to the state’s pension system laws. (version 1)

H 0198 MonitorCity %26amp; County Authority Bobbie Richardson
6/29/2017 Ch. SL 2017-81 SLG I RulesOS
General Government Local Bills
Companion bill to SB 122


Allows the City of Fayetteville to establish a local bidding preference program for contracts awarded by the City to small businesses in the Fayetteville Metropolitan Statistical Area. (Session Law 2017-81)

H 0211 MonitorIncrease Sampson County Occupancy Tax Auth William Brisson
6/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Taxation & Finance
Allows Sampson County to levy an additional three percent occupancy tax, in addition to the levy already authorized for the county. (version 1)
H 0229 MonitorGSC Technical Corrections 2017 Robert Davis
7/12/2017 Ch. SL 2017-102 RulesCOH RulesOS
General Government

Makes ministerial changes to a wide variety of state laws, correcting mistakes such as misspellings or incorrect cross-references to statutes. (version 1)

H 0242 MonitorLicense Plate Reader Systems in State ROWs John Faircloth
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans RulesOS
Public Safety Transportation

Establishes the circumstances under which the State and local governments may encroach right of way encumbered by above-ground utility easements, for the purposes of locating an automatic license plate reader system. (version 1)

H 0244 MonitorEnhanced Rqmts./Composting Facilities Julia Howard
4/21/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate HEALTH RulesOS
Environment Planning & Land Use

Institutes a public notice and hearing process for siting of new compost facilities. Requires agency rules that would address offensive odors from compost facilities. (version 1)

H 0252 MonitorBuilding Code Regulatory Reform Mark Brody
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-130 RR RulesOS
Building Inspections Local Government
Companion bill to SB 371

Makes changes to state laws governing local building inspections of residential dwellings, including expanding current law to allow any licensed architect or licensed engineer, or a person under the direct supervisory control of a licensed architect or licensed engineer, to perform inspections under the Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings. Mandates that all local building inspection departments create a process for informal internal reviews of inspection decisions made by the department’s inspectors, along with a five-year annual reporting requirement to the Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government. Removes the requirement for a separate irrigation meter under certain circumstances involving septic tanks or other innovative on-site wastewater systems. (version 1)

H 0262 MonitorKannapolis Deannexation Carl Ford
6/20/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG I RulesOS
Annexation Local Bills

As the title indicates, removes certain parcels from the corporate jurisdiction of the Town of Kannapolis. (version 1)

H 0280 MonitorJuvenile Justice Reinvestment Act Charles McGrady
5/18/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy I RulesOS
Public Safety

Increases the age of juvenile jurisdiction to include 16- and 17-year-olds, except for certain penalties. Institutes new law enforcement officer training requirements and standards related to juvenile justice issues. Among other related changes, creates a new Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee, whose membership includes one police chief. (version 1)

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