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.
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
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
Mon, February 09, 2015
Session Convenes (House)
Session Convenes (Senate)
Tue, February 10, 2015
15 MINUTES AFTER SESSION
House UNC Board of Governors Election. (H37)
Appropriations/Base Budget (Senate)
Wed, February 11, 2015
Thu, February 12, 2015
Tue, February 24, 2015
Rep. Glazier - Press Conference