H 0557 - Municipal Omnibus Bill
Tracking Level: High

Sponsor: Stephen Ross
House Committee:
Senate Committee: RulesOS
Last Action: 6/26/2019 - Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
Analysis:

Introduced in each chamber by the co-chairs of the Municipal Caucus, this bill seeks numerous changes to increase efficiency of government operations. Includes items related to two NCLM goals. The first would extend the notification a county must give the municipalities within it when the county commission switches the method it uses to distribute sales tax among the municipalities, from two months prior to the new fiscal year to seven months prior. The second would increase affordable housing by expanding the eligible groups of people who may receive housing assistance from municipalities. Other measures include eliminating a match requirement for municipalities in the most economically distressed counties when applying for grants from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund; allowing municipalities to annex NCDOT right-of-way; allowing local governments to cease tax collection efforts of unpaid taxes after ten years; ensuring finance officers are not personally liable if a vendor failed to follow required notifications for automatic contract renewals; reducing public hearing requirements for certain expenditures made within a municipal service district; and correcting the system development fee law to ensure that fee revenues may be spent on debt for certain capital expenses. (First Edition)