Legislation Sponsored by Wilfred Wells (9)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

S 0008 MonitorBldg. Code Exempt/Airport Changes Wilfred Wells
7/12/2017 Ch. SL 2017-104 -RulesOS
Building Inspections Environment
S 0016 MonitorBusiness Regulatory Reform Act of 2017 Wilfred Wells
10/5/2017 Ch. SL 2017-211 Judy III RulesOS
General Government

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)

S 0107 MonitorStreamline Dam Removal Wilfred Wells
7/20/2017 Ch. SL 2017-145 RulesCOH AENR
Environment

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 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
Utilities

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 0406 MonitorSweepstakes Control Act Wilfred Wells
3/29/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Planning & Land Use Public Safety
Companion bill HB 649
Permits up to four electronic gaming machines or devices in a single establishment, presuming they are not otherwise prohibited by state law and that they comply with all applicable local land use laws, among other conditions. (version 1)
S 0467 HighNorth Carolina Retirement Reform Wilfred Wells
4/27/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Pensions and Retirement and Aging. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -RulesOS
Budget Budgeting & Fiscal Control Pensions Personnel
Switches the current retirement system model for all of the statewide pension systems, including LGERS, from a defined benefit system to a defined contribution system. Applies to new hires after July 1, 2018. Sets out procedures by which the governing boards of these systems would set the employee’s contribution rates; how the pension funds will be invested; and how disbursements from the new plans would occur upon an employee’s retirement. Appropriates a total of $300 million in the next two fiscal years for the purpose of increasing the State’s own retirement contributions. Eliminates the retiree medical benefit for new hires after July 1, 2018. (version 1)
S 0480 MonitorProtection From Government Overreach Act Wilfred Wells
3/30/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Environment Utilities

Among other changes to state rulemaking procedures, prohibits any state agency rulemaking that would have an estimated fiscal impact of $100 million for any five-year period. Sets a supermajority voting requirement, as well as other requirements including legislative oversight and review, for approval of rules that have an estimated fiscal impact of $10 million over any five-year period. (version 1)

S 0557 HighAnnexation of Enclaves Wilfred Wells
4/13/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate -Fin
Annexation Planning & Land Use Transportation Utilities

Allows municipalities to annex enclaves, unincorporated areas contained entirely within the primary corporate limits of a municipality and otherwise meet the specifications listed, including a size limitation of 60 acres. Establishes procedures the municipality must follow to complete the annexation, including executing an interlocal agreement with the county commission(s) in which the municipality sits. Includes details regarding property owner appeals of the governing boards’ actions, as well as directions for reporting on provision of services to the Local Government Commission following the annexation. (version 1)

S 0585 HighStudy Intergovernmental Relations Wilfred Wells
4/5/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
General Government

Directs a legislative study of the relationship between the various levels of government in the country, including the federal government, the State of North Carolina, and N.C. local governments. Includes an examination of the limitations on the various levels of government, as well as their powers, and allows for recommendations for legislation, constitutional amendments, and other actions. (version 1)

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