Legislation Sponsored by Harry Warren (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/9/2018

H 0063 HighCitizens Protection Act of 2017 Harry Warren
3/14/2017 Re-ref Com On Finance Judy II -
Public Safety Taxation & Finance

Adds a penalty to existing law that prohibits municipalities from implementing policies, ordinances, or procedures that limit or restrict enforcement of federal immigration laws. The penalties proposed under this bill would withhold from violating municipalities the sales and excise tax distributions collected by the State for beer and wine, telecommunications, video programming, and piped natural gas. The bill also makes other changes related to identification of persons and criminal pre-trial procedures for undocumented aliens. (version 1)

H 0064 HighMunicipal Elections in Even-Numbered Years Harry Warren
2/20/2017 Re-ref to the Com on Elections and Ethics Law, if favorable, State and Local Government II EEL -

Changes all municipal elections statewide from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years, beginning in 2022, and modifies the term lengths of municipal offices to effect the switch in election timing. (version 1)

H 0181 HighFirst Responders Act of 2017 Harry Warren
4/4/2017 Re-ref Com On Finance Judy III -
NCLM Goal Public Safety Taxation & Finance

Among other changes aimed at incentivizing service in emergency personnel positions, this bill would achieve an NCLM goal of providing additional resources to lessen the strain on sworn law enforcement officers when providing custody of individuals in crisis. The bill does so by authorizing other individuals to perform these services, including commissioned company police officers and certain security officers. Creates a new homestead exclusion from payment of local property taxes for surviving spouses of emergency personnel officers who were killed in the line of duty. Directs a study and report by the N.C. Department of Transportation to examine issues related to interstate access by emergency personnel during periods of road construction. (version 1)

H 0389 MonitorSchool Calendar Flexibility Pilot Program Harry Warren
4/10/2017 Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate ED K12 RulesOS
Local Government
H 0749 MonitorLimited Identification Cards Harry Warren
4/13/2017 Ref to the Com on Judiciary I, if favorable, Finance Judy I -
Public Safety

Creates a new “limited identification card” available to undocumented aliens, pursuant to certain application procedures. (version 1)

H 0750 HighGaming Commission/VLTs Harry Warren
4/13/2017 Ref to the Com on Judiciary IV, if favorable, Finance Judy IV -
Planning & Land Use Public Safety

Institutes a new statewide video sweepstakes regulatory scheme whereby the only legal terminals—and retail locations in which those terminals are located—are those licensed and regulated by the NC Gaming Commission (renamed under this bill from the NC State Lottery Commission). Prohibits terminals in locations where the establishment is engaged exclusively in the business of housing such video sweepstakes machines. Otherwise, allows terminals only in establishments with certain alcohol beverage permits that are more than 50 feet from a church or school. Grants enforcement authority to a state-level agency, the Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch. (version 1)

H 0825 MonitorProtect NC Children From Lead Exposure Harry Warren
6/15/2017 Re-ref to the Com on Health, if favorable, Education - K-12 HEALTH -
Environment Liability Utilities

Requires water suppliers to test drinking water for the presence of lead at drinking water fountains in each school or child care facility in the water supplier’s service area, using protocols and procedures included in the bill. In the event that a sampling location exceeds the federal limits for lead concentration in the water, the bill limits the liability of water suppliers for correcting any issues within the premises or on the property of the school or child care center. However, in the event of exceedances, the bill requires the water supplier to conduct additional sampling throughout that water supplier’s service area, notify the schools and child care facilities of the results of the sampling, and comply with any additional requirements of the State or local health departments. Allows water suppliers to charge fees to schools and child care facilities where sampling is conducted, to reflect the actual sampling, analysis, and reporting costs. (version 1)

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