North Carolina Legislative Report - July 11, 2014

July 5 - 11, 2014

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the state.

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Governor's Desk

The Governor signed H 267, Captive Insurance Amendments, H 330, Planned Community Act/Declarant Rights, H 379, Amend Veterinary Practice Act/Fees, H 1025, DOT/DMV Changes, H 1034, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Finances, H 1052, Adjust the Utility Regulatory Fee, H 1117, Confirm Pledge of Joint Account Laws, H 1139, State Nat. and Hist. Pres. Adds and Deletes, H 1182, UNC Nonappropriates Capital Projects, S 797, 911 Board/Back-up PSAP and S 761, Credit for Military Training.

On The Floor

For a majority of the week, the Senate and House legislative sessions were very brief or skeleton sessions were held so that House and Senate Appropriations Committee members could focus on budget negotiations. 

On Thursday, the Senate adopted the conference report for S 812, Replace CCSS with NC’s Higher Academic Standards.

Committee Reports

Joint Budget Conference Committee Meetings

Joint Conference Committee on S 744, the Appropriations Act of 2014, met several times this week.  House and Senate Appropriations Committee members met to try and come to an agreement on a final state budget.  The majority of the debate centered around education related issues.  

In The News

Raleigh News & Observer: NC Senate to reject House's coal-ash bill

Raleigh News & Observer: Gov. McCrory threatens to veto NC Senate's proposed budget

Raleigh News & Observer: Common Core compromise sticks in NC Senate

­­Winston-Salem Journal: Captive insurers find N.C. appealing


Mon, July 14, 2014

4:00 PM 

Session Convenes (House)


4:30 PM 

Conference Committee on SB 744 - Appropriations Act of 2014 (House)

544 LOB

7:00 PM 

Session Convenes (Senate)


Wed, July 16, 2014

1:00 PM 

Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee

Agenda: Report on Child Support Services program; State Auditor presentation on DOA's Division of Purchase & Contract audit.

1228/1327 LB


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