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House Of Representatives Calendar For Thursday, May 15, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 15 May 2014 05:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Principal Clerk of the North Carolina House of Representatives has released the following calendar for Thursday, May 15, 2014 -- the 108th legislative day of the year.

 
The House will convene at 8 a.m.
 
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INTRODUCED BILLS
(Reminder: Members may electronically cosponsor these bills until 5:00 p.m. Friday)
 
HB 1025 Torbett
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES INSPECTION STATION CASE CONTINUANCES. 
 
HB 1026 Torbett
MAP-21 UPDATE/RAIL SAFETY. 
 
HB 1027 Torbett
DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED INTERLOCK VIOLATION/DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARING SITE. 
 
HB 1028 Torbett
SINGLE LICENSE PLATE RENEWAL STICKER. 
 
HB 1029 Torbett
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CONVERSION OF PAPER TITLES. 
 
HB 1031 Murry
NORTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP MODIFICATIONS. 
 
HB 1032 Murry
PATENT ABUSE BILL. 
 
HB 1033 Goodman 
AUTHORIZE FEE FOR REPAIRS OF DAM - RICHMOND. 
 
HB 1034 Howard, Moffitt and Lucas (Primary Sponsors) 
VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE FINANCES (PED). 
 
HB 1035 Howard, Hurley, Lucas and Moffitt (Primary Sponsors) 
NON-STATE ENTITIES/AMEND LAWS/FUNDS. 
 
HB 1036 Howard, Hurley, Moffitt and Lucas (Primary Sponsors) 
NO REVOLVING DOOR EMPLOYMENT (PED). 
 
HB 1037 Howard, Moffitt and Lucas (Primary Sponsors) 
STRENGTHEN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES MONITORING. 
 
HB 1038 Howard, Hurley and Moffitt (Primary Sponsors) 
DRIVER EDUCATION PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (PED). 
 
HB 1039 Howard 
NORTH CAROLINA VIRTUAL PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAM COURSES/NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS. 
 
HB 1040 Howard 
IMPROVE ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MONITORING AT DPI. 
 
HB 1041 Howard 
CHARTER SCHOOL PRELIMINARY APPROVAL PROCESS. 
 
HB 1042 Howard 
CLARIFY CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS. 
 
HB 1043 Arp and Hager (Primary Sponsors) 
PREQUALIFICATION UPDATE. 
 
HB 1044 Lewis 
AVERASBORO TOWNSHIP TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CHANGES. 
 
HB 1045 Stevens 
TOWN OF ELKIN/REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS SCHEDULE. 
 
HB 1046 Burr and Hollo (Primary Sponsors) 
STATE PLAN AMENDMENTS/SUBMISSION AND NOTICE. 
 
HB 1047 Hastings and Whitmire (Primary Sponsors) 
CREDIT FOR MILITARY TRAINING. 
 
HB 1048 Hastings 
ADJUTANT GENERAL SELECTION CRITERIA/AMENDMENTS. 
 
HB 1049 Horn, S. Martin, Lucas and Langdon (Primary Sponsors) 
RESTORE SCHOOL CALENDAR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE WAIVER. 
 
HB 1050 Howard, W. Brawley, Lewis and Setzer (Primary Sponsors) 
OMNIBUS TAX LAW CHANGES. 
 
HB 1051 Whitmire, Starnes, Holley and Fulghum (Primary Sponsors) 
AUTHORIZE DHHS/COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CONTRACT. 
 
HB 1052 Hager 
ADJUST THE UTILITY REGULATORY FEE. 
 
HJR 1053 Hager 
HONOR ROBYNN SPENCE. 
 
HB 1054 Hager 
SPINDALE SEWER FEE COLLECTION. 
 
HB 1055 Hager 
UNCC AND NCSU/FUNDS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. 
 
HB 1056 Hager 
LAKE LURE OFFICIAL MAP/DEANNEXATION. 
 
HB 1057 Hager 
DENR STUDY OF INTERBASIN TRANSFERS LAWS. 
 
HB 1058 Hager 
PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION STUDY OF WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS. 
 
HB 1059 Davis 
TAKE VENUS FLYTRAP/CRIME/NEW HANOVER COUNTY. 
 
HB 1060 Holloway, Johnson, Horn and G. Martin (Primary Sponsors) 
MILITARY STUDENT IDENTIFIER. 
 
HB 1061 Holloway, Pittman and Speciale (Primary Sponsors) 
REPLACE COMMON CORE TO MEET NORTH CAROLINA'S NEEDS. 
 
HB 1062 Holloway, Johnson, Hanes and Lucas (Primary Sponsors) 
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND KEYS OF SCHOOLS. 
 
HB 1063 Holloway and Johnson (Primary Sponsors) 
RESTORE TEACHER CADET FUNDS. 
 
HB 1064 Holloway and Johnson (Primary Sponsors) 
RESTORE SENIOR CITIZEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION WAIVER. 
 
HB 1065 Hollo
EXPANSION OF HEALTH CARE TRANSPARENCY/STUDY. 
 
HB 1066 Hollo
ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW OPTOMETRY SCHOOLS/STUDY. 
 
HB 1067 West 
MURPHY DEANNEXATION. 
 
HJR 1068 Adams, Harrison, Glazier and Carney (Primary Sponsors) 
UP MINIMUM WAGE. 
 
HB 1069 Howard, Warren and Arp (Primary Sponsors) 
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAW CHANGES. 
 
HB 1070 Tine 
TOWN OF DUCK/EMINENT DOMAIN. 
 
HB 1071 Iler
AGRITOURISM SIGN LOCATION/DOT STANDARDS. 
 
HB 1072 Iler
TURNPIKE AUTHORITY ANNUAL AUDIT DATE CHANGE. 
 
HB 1073 Iler
REPEAL REPORT/RIGHT TURN ON RED. 
 
HJR 1074 T. Moore 
CONFIRM LINDA COMBS AS STATE CONTROLLER. 
 
HB 1075 Glazier, Fisher, Gill and Meyer (Primary Sponsors) 
REPEAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS. 
 
 
COMMITTEE MEETINGS
 
APPROPRIATIONS (JOINT) 643 8:30am-10:30am
FINANCE 544 8:30 am 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 
The Legislative Services Commission will meet Thursday, May, 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 1228/1327 of the Legislative Building.
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 05:21
 
Legislative Calendar For Thursday, May 15, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:47

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The General Assembly will convene on Thursday, May 15, 2014, utilizing the following schedule:

 
 
8:00 AM
Session Convenes (House)
 
House
8:30 AM
Finance (House)
 
544 LOB
8:30-10:30 AM
Joint Committee on Appropriations/Base Budget
Presentation of Governor's Budget
 
643 LOB
10:00 AM
Legislative Services Commission
 
1228/1327 LB
10:30 AM
Session Convenes (Senate)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:48
 
Gov. McCrory Releases $20.9 Billion 2014-2015 Budget Proposal PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory has proposed a $20.99 billion General Fund operating budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. The plan was revealed as the General Assembly reconvened in Raleigh for the short legislative session that will adjust the budget with no new tax increases.

 
In announcing his budget plan, the governor said that reforming teacher pay, ensuring environmental protection, and continued reform of state government remain his top priorities.
 
The proposed budget is 1.7 percent more than the certified budget passed by the General Assembly last session. 
 
“This budget invests in our people, our environment and continues the reforms that have put North Carolina back on the right track,” said Gov. McCrory in a statement. “This budget is not painless, but it does increase opportunity, improve our quality of life and makes North Carolina a more affordable place to live.”
 
The governor's budget overview is below, as released by his office.
 
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Opportunity
Investments in teacher and state employees, education and transportation will increase opportunity in North Carolina, according to the governor.
 
Teacher raises are a major component of education funding. The governor’s budget increases beginning teacher pay to $33,000 annually in the 2014-15 school year, a 7 percent increase. The governor has vowed to raise base pay to $35,000 for the 2015-16 academic year. Teachers who earn more than the base salary will receive raises ranging on the average from 2 to 4.3 percent for the upcoming school year.
 
The governor’s budget also restores a reformed master’s degree salary supplement for teachers who earn an advanced degree in the subject they teach.
 
Early education funding for pre-kindergarten is increased by $3.6 million. North Carolina’s Pre-K programs serve approximately 26,600 children. Responding to input from educators he has met during the past few months, the governor’s budget doubles spending on textbooks to $46.4 million.
 
Community colleges will receive $16.8 million in additional “Closing the Skills Gap” funding to provide training in high-demand fields such as such as health sciences, engineering, construction, manufacturing, transportation, chemical and biotechnology.
 
The University of North Carolina System will receive targeted investments such as $2 million in new funding for the Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institution at North Carolina State University.  The budget also provides $3 million annually to help transition university research to the commercial marketplace.
 
Funding will be provided to the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to provide paid internships for HBCU students in the next school year.  Many students at these schools do not have access to paid internship opportunities during the summer, and this pilot program would begin to establish relationships between private businesses and the HBCU’s in North Carolina.
 
In part because of decreased enrollment and access to alternative funding sources, efficiencies are targeted in the university system in order to be affordable and effective – both for the students and the taxpayers. However, Winston-Salem State University, Fayetteville State University and Elizabeth City State University are exempted from reductions, as well as institutions previously exempted by the General Assembly. 
 
The governor’s budget calls for the equivalent of in-state tuition at the state’s universities and community colleges for newly separated veterans who spent a portion of their career stationed at a military installation in North Carolina.
 
Governor McCrory’s budget lifts the pay freeze that has been imposed on teachers and other state employees in recent years. State employees will receive a $1,000 increase in benefits and salary. This across-the-board approach will provide greater financial gain to lower salaried employees. However, larger, targeted increases will be given to Highway Patrol officers, magistrates and deputy and assistant clerks of the court.
 
Job opportunities will be created through the budget’s transportation investments.
 
The governor’s budget creates job opportunities through the Department of Transportation’s Highway Fund, which will prioritize an additional $43 million for highway maintenance, preservation and resurfacing. The Highway Trust Fund’s Strategic Investment Program will increase by $57.9 million.
 
Additionally, the governor’s budget refines the Historic Rehabilitation Investment Program which encourages reinvestment in the state’s historic assets to revitalize cities and towns throughout North Carolina. This program has been shown to add jobs and give historic buildings new purposes.
 
Funding for the Oil and Gas Regulatory Program and Mining and Energy Commission is increased by 35 percent to ensure the exploration and production of energy is done in an environmentally responsible manner.
 
The budget also transfers the Animal Welfare section of the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Division to provide greater coordination with local law enforcement.
 
 
Quality of Life
Environmental protection, technology upgrades for the Department of Motor Vehicles and increased efforts to combat substance abuse and underage drinking are at the heart of the budget’s quality of life measures.
 
The governor’s budget directly addresses the problems with the storage and containment of coal ash. It requests 19 additional environmental inspectors for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to oversee coal ash ponds throughout the state. Funding is also provided for laboratory and field monitoring of coal ash ponds.
 
In addition, $3.46 million in recurring funds are provided to continue the cleanup of residential leaking underground storage tanks, as well as $1.3 million in new funds to support statewide aquatic weed control measures that protect our state’s drinking water, lakes and waterways.
 
The budget provides $6.8 million for water projects including dredging, navigation, flood control, beach protection and stream restoration.  An additional $500,000 is provided for the preservation and enhancement of the Oregon Inlet’s navigability.
 
To improve the quality of a visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), this budget pays for technology upgrades that will allow customers to access DMV services through self-service kiosks, tablet computers or smart phones, as well as through traditional call centers and offices.
 
Funding is also provided for the expansion of initiatives aimed at reducing substance abuse and underage drinking.
 
 Affordability
Savings and increased efficiencies are being used to balance the state’s checkbook. These saving and efficiencies include selling non-performing assets. For example, the Department of Transportation is selling an underutilized helicopter. The state is reviewing many of its policies to ensure they are fulfilling their goals.
 
In December, all state agencies were asked to find operational savings of 2 percent. This budget requests additional efficiencies from many departments and agencies including the Governor’s Office, the Department of Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Public Safety and the University of North Carolina System.
 
Despite tight fiscal times, the governor’s budget provides for prudent contingencies. It adds $50 million to the state’s Savings Reserve Account. The budget creates a $50 million Medicaid Risk Reserve. An additional $50 million is deposited in the Repair and Renovation fund to ensure safe buildings throughout the university system and state government.
 
Additionally, the governor’s budget sets aside $100 million to cover any unknown contingencies that may arise during the next fiscal year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:26
 
House Of Representatives 2014 Request/Filing Deadlines PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 16:17

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With the short legislative session set to convene Wednesday, the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives has released the following schedule for bills.

 
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* Bills recommended by Study commissions
To bill drafting by  Wednesday, May 14
Filed by  Wednesday, May 21  
 
* Bills Affecting 2014-2015 Budget
To bill drafting by Friday, May 16
Filed by Tuesday, May 27  
 
* Local Bills
To bill drafting by Wednesday, May 21
Filed by Wednesday, May 28  
 
* Bills primarily affecting State or local retirement systems
To bill drafting by Wednesday, May 21
Filed by Wednesday, May 28  
 
 
Eligible to file in 2014 but no deadlines:
 
(1)     Bills amending the North Carolina Constitution.
(2)     Appointments to/confirmation of members of State boards/commissions.
(3)     Resolutions not prohibited by House or Senate Rules.
(4)     Joint resolutions authorizing other bills (two-thirds vote required).
(5)     Election law bills.
(6)     Redistricting bills for House, Senate, and Congress.
(7)     Bills responding to litigation related to House, Senate and Congressional districts.
(8)     Bills responding to actions related to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
(9)     Bills to disapprove Administrative Rules.
(10)    Adjournment resolution sine die.
 
Otherwise eligible for consideration
 
(1)     Bills that made cross-over.
(2)     Veto overrides.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 16:18
 
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