Legislation Assigned to the Senate RulesOS Committee (201)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/26/2019

H 0002 HighProvide Certain Property Tax Relief Nelson Dollar
3/30/2017 Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate SLG II RulesOS
Military & Veteran Taxation & Finance
Expands the property tax exemption for disabled veterans

Expands the property tax exemption for disabled veterans, and creates a new property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of certain emergency personnel, such as law enforcement.(version 1)

H 0003 HighEminent Domain Charles McGrady
2/20/2017 Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy I RulesOS
Transportation Utilities
Constitutional Amendment

HB 3 would put a constitutional amendment before voters to restrict the use of eminent domain powers, preventing state and local government from taking land for use by private developers. That bill contained identical language to legislation from prior sessions, but also included conforming statutory changes that would go into effect only upon voter approval of the amendment. It would also allow property owners to request jury trials in disputes to determine "just compensation" for their property. Sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that included Reps. Chuck McGradyDavid Lewis, Chris Malone, and Ken Goodman, this bill mirrored a bill that cleared the House early in the 2013 legislative session with only eight dissenting votes, and again early in the 2015 legislative session with only five dissenting votes. The Senate, however, did not take up the bill in these past sessions. The League staff worked with legislators at the time to limit the negative effects on municipalities. (version 1)

H 0007 EnactedLRC/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 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 0009 EnactedAllow Election Day Service - Retired LEOs John Fraley
6/22/2018 Ch. SL 2018-25 SP RulesOS
Budgeting & Fiscal Control Personnel Public Safety

Allows county boards of elections to employ retired law enforcement officers on any election day, without causing suspension of the officer’s special separation allowance. (version 1)

H 0010 HighDHHS Eating Disorder Study Charles McGrady
4/21/2017 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 EnactedWorkers' 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 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 EnactedCharlotte 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 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 0081 HighSTI/Regional & Division Weighting John Torbett
3/2/2017 Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Trans RulesOS

NCLM Goal 

Revises the weight given to state transportation engineers and local officials when selecting preferences for transportation projects funded through the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) process. If passed into law, this bill would achieve an NCLM goal to give local priorities increased weight in the allocation of state transportation funds. (version 1)

H 0094 MonitorEmergency Management/Drone Use Michael Speciale
4/13/2017 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 EnactedCrim. Offense/Vandalize Fire & 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 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 EnactedRetirement 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 EnactedRevise 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 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 EnactedDivestment 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 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 EnactedPensions 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 EnactedRetirement 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 0189 MonitorWater Safety Act Robert Davis
2/9/2018 Ref To Com On House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality App RulesOS
Environment Utilities

HB 189 Water Safety Act: Monitor, Environment, Utilities: Takes steps to further investigate the extent to which GenX, a chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon, contaminates water supplies. Directs further scientific studies by state environmental and public health agencies, coordination with similar agencies in neighboring states, and requires an examination of the environmental permitting programs that describe how wastewater may be discharged in the state. Appropriates funds to the state environmental agency for use in any further scientific studies regarding GenX. Edition 2 of the bill also authorized a study intended to recommend updates to state statutes to ensure that public water suppliers were not liable for chemicals present in the water supply when state and federal authorities had no regulatory requirements.

H 0198 EnactedCity and 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 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 EnactedGSC 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)

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