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Three Technical Corrections Bills Signed Into Law By Governor McCrory PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 02 October 2015 05:12

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law three technical corrections bills that affect a range of state agencies and operations.

The bills, signed Thursday, are:

S.B. 119 – General Statutes Commission Technical Corrections 2015, an omnibus bill of policy technical corrections.
H.B. 735 - DPS Changes, a bill to make necessary technical corrections requested by the Department of Public Safety, specifically, technical correction to the budget regarding the State Bureau of Investigation procurement of the new statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System, clarifying correction to House Bill 562 regarding use of fingerprints by the SBI and  clarifying correction regarding the reorganization of the State Capitol Police.

S.B. 159 - Corrected Revaluations/Minimal Property Tax Refunds, a bill to make various technical modifications to law regarding the property valuation correction process. The bill will clarify the issue regarding underbilled properties that have changed owners during the specific tax years in question so that the new owners are not responsible for unpaid taxes. The bill also clarifies when interest will be charged, authorizes payment plans for taxpayers, and provides options to the county for the disposition of minimal refunds. The bill also provides for interested to be added to refunds for taxpayers that were overcharged.   

Full details of the bills can be found at ncleg.net. Search the bill number.

Governor Signs Legislation To End Marketing/Sale of Unborn Children Body Parts PDF Print E-mail
State Government
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Friday, 02 October 2015 05:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law House Bill 297, which ends the marketing or sale of body parts of unborn children.

The bill's provisions:

--  requires informed consent for the donation of the remains of an unborn child

-- prohibits the sale of any aborted or miscarried material or remains of an unborn child resulting from an abortion or miscarriage

-- limits the use of state funds for contracts pertaining to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives and projects.

The full legislation can be found at http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=h297&submitButton=Go

Governor To Join Rally For Farm Families Fighting Against Anti-Farming Advocacy Group PDF Print E-mail
State Government
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Thursday, 01 October 2015 06:14

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory will join North Carolina farmers at a rally Thursday at the Capitol.

The governor's public schedule shows the chief executive with an 11:30 stop in downtown.

NC Farm Families is fighting attacks on the farming industry by Waterkeepers Alliance, a New York based organization. The group's website lists its mission as:

Waterkeeper Alliance is leading a strategic, multi-faceted grassroots campaign to address the destructive industrial meat processing industry and to implement regulatory change across North Carolina, with the goal of protecting the environment, the public, and the family farmer.  We engage in local, regional and national advocacy with coalitions designed to address concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) impacts on water and land, and participate in key litigation relating to the scope of federal CAFO regulation.

It's Over: Adjournment Resolution Ends 2015 Long Session PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 06:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - After eight months of conducting state business, including deciding on a new state operating budget, lawmakers have officially adjourned the 2015 legislative session.

The activities ended at roughly 4 a.m. Wednesday following approval of a technical corrections bill.

The body will reconvene for the so-called "short" legislative session on April 25, 2016.

The adjournment resolution can be found at
Committees will continue to meet. The next meeting posted to the legislative calendar is the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, which is scheduled for October 7.


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