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North Carolina Legislative Report - September 6, 2013

August 24 - September 6

The General Assembly has officially completed its business for the 2013 long session.  The 2014 short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed bi-weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the state during the interim.

On the Floor

The House and Senate returned this week for a brief session to address two bills vetoed by Governor McCrory.  Both HB 392 which deals with drug testing and background checks for welfare recipients and, HB 786, which addresses requirements for use of the federal E-Verify system for seasonal workers, were overridden in both chambers.   Members now return to their districts until May of next year when the General Assembly will reconvene for the short session.

In the News

  • WRAL:  Cooper may eye 2016 run for governor (Mark Binker)
  • Charlotte Observer:  Future uncertain, but airport commission takes shape (Ely Portillo)
  • The Daily Tar Heel:  Replacement for former Sen. Kinnaird to be chosen(Madeline Will)
  • News & Observer:  NC Senate overrides vetoes, governor fires back (Craig Jarvis)
  • News & Observer:  Legislative committee will look at problems with NC FAST, NC TRACKS (Craig Jarvis)
  • WRAL:  McCrory: Teachers working on advanced degrees will get bonuses (Matthew Burns, Mark Binker and Cullen Browder)
  • WRAL:  Meeker eyes gubernatorial run in 2016 (Ken Smith and Matthew Burns)
  • Charlotte Observer:  Mitchell raises $50,000 in August (Steve Harrison)
  • WRAL:  Berger: No decision yet on U.S. Senate campaign (Mark Binker)
  • AP:  Farmers, sheriffs try to influence NC veto outcome
  • News & Observer:  Lt. Gov. Forest backs McCrory on immigration bill veto (Craig Jarvis)
  • News & Observer:  McCrory signs regulatory overhaul plan, 32 more bills (Rob Christensen and David Bracken)
  • AP:  North Carolina presidential primary poised for earlier date in 2016 (Gary Robertson)
  • News & Observer:  Hagan feels good '14, would invite Obama to campaign (Rob Christensen)

Calendar 

Fri, September 06, 2013

10:00 AM  North Carolina General Statutes Commission  1027/1128 LB

Tue, September 10, 2013

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee 1228/1327 LB

Mon, September 16, 2013

10:00 AM  Child Fatality Task Force   1027/1128 LB

Mon, September 23, 2013

10:00 AM  Intentional Death Prevention Committee  1027/1128 LB

Mon, September 30, 2013

1:00 PM  Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee  544 LOB

Mon, October 07, 2013

10:00 AM  Perinatal Health Committee  1027/1128 LB

Mon, October 28, 2013

7:00 AM  Unintentional Death Committee  1027/1128 LB

Mon, November 04, 2013

10:00 AM  Child Fatality Task Force  1027/1128 LB

Mon, November 18, 2013

10:00 AM  Unintentional Death Committee  1027/1128 LB

Mon, December 09, 2013

10:00 AM  Intentional Death Prevention Committee  1027/1128 LB

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