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North Carolina Legislative Report - February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015

The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly basis to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the state.

On The Floor

This week, the Senate passed S 14, Acad. Standards/Rules Review/Coal Ash/Funds.  The bill passed 38 to 11. 

In the House, H 3 passed second reading by a vote of 111 to 4.  A vote on third reading has been scheduled for February 10. 

Committees

Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Committee

The Committee met on Tuesday, February 3 and passed S 14, Acad. Standards/Rules Review/Coal Ash/Funds.  This bill seeks to provide funds for the litigation expenses of the Rules Review Commission, to provide funds for the operating expenses for the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC), require the ASRC post certain information on its website and clarify Coal Ash Management Commission appropriations. 

House Judiciary II Committee

The Committee met on Wednesday, February 4 and passed H 3, Eminent Domain.  H 3 seeks to amend the North Carolina Constitution to prohibit condemnation of private property except for a public use and to provide for the payment of just compensation with right of trial by jury in all condemnation cases.

In The News

Charlotte Observer: American Airlines pushes for NC sales tax break

Raleigh News & Observer: Golden LEAF Foundation says $50 million reserved for auto plant deal

Raleigh News & Observer: McCrory outlines his vision for North Carolina

Raleigh News & Observer: Gov. Pat McCrory’s roads, buildings bonds would go to statewide vote

WRAL: House tries again to limit eminent domain

Raleigh News & Observer: After criticism, next offshore energy workshop will be live-streamed

Associated Press: Dan River recovering after coal ash spill as fines weighed

Charlotte Observer: N.C. still on shakier economic footing than rest of U.S., study shows

Associated Press: 2 firms seek NC approval to test offshore oil, gas deposits

Calendar

Mon, February 09, 2015

1:30 PM

Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee

 544 LOB

4:00 PM

Session Convenes (House)

 House

4:00 PM

Session Convenes (Senate)

 Senate

Tue, February 10, 2015

8:30 AM

Appropriations, Transportation (Joint)

 1228/1327 LB

8:30 AM

Appropriations, Justice and Public Safety (Joint)

 415 LOB

8:30 AM

Appropriations on Health and Human Services (Joint)

 643 LOB

8:30 AM

Appropriations, Health and Human Services (House)

 643 LOB

8:30 AM

Finance (Senate)

 643 LOB

8:30 AM

Appropriations, Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources (Joint)

TBA LOB

8:30 AM

Appropriations, General Government (Joint)

TBD LOB

15 MINUTES AFTER SESSION         

University Board of Governors Nominating (House)

House UNC Board of Governors Election. (H37)

 1228/1327 LB

1:00 PM

Appropriations/Base Budget (Senate)

 544 LOB

Wed, February 11, 2015

8:30 AM

Appropriations, Justice and Public Safety (Joint)

 415 LOB

8:30 AM

Appropriations, Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources (Joint)

423 LOB

Thu, February 12, 2015

8:30 AM

Appropriations, Justice and Public Safety (Joint)

 415 LOB

8:30 AM

Appropriations, Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources (Joint)

TBA LOB

Tue, February 24, 2015

1:00 PM

Rep. Glazier - Press Conference

 Press Room LB

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