North Carolina Legislative Report - May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

Lawmakers returned to Raleigh for the Regular Session April 25, 2016.
The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed
weekly during session to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues
facing the state.

On The Floor

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Committee Meetings

House Appropriations Subcommittee Meetings

This week, each House Appropriations Subcommittee met several times and heard presentations from various departments and officials with the Office of the State Budget regarding the Governor's budget recommendations. Members for each committee reviewed the recommendations in more detail and were able to ask executive branch officials more detailed questions regarding the Governor's budget recommendations.

House Finance Committee

The Committee met on Tuesday, May 3, and approved three bills. S 725, Unemployment Insurance Technical Changes, does as the title suggests and makes technical changes related to the State's unemployment insurance laws. Similarly, S 726, IRC Update, does as the title suggests and updates the reference date to the Internal Revenue Code used to determine and define numerous State tax provisions. Each year, the General Assembly must make a decision as to whether to conform to federal tax law changes that may affect State taxes. Finally, the Committee approved S 729, Various Changes to the Revenue Laws. For the most part, this bill makes technical, clarifying, and administrative changes to the State's tax laws. Many of these changes were approved by both chambers of the General Assembly last year in a bill (S 605) that ultimately was not enacted.

Senate Health Care Committee

The Committee met on Tuesday, May 3, and approved one bill. S 734, Statewide Standing Order/Opioid Antagonist, would authorize the State Health Director to prescribe opioid antagonist by means of a statewide standing order, with immunity from civil and criminal liability for such action, as recommended by the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services.

In The News

Legislative Calendar

Mon, May 09, 2016

11:30 AM

Session Convenes (Senate)


1:00 PM

Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee

Agenda: State Auditor presentations: Medicaid eligibility and recommended PED legislation on Medicaid eligibility determination and economic development Tiers

544 LOB

3:00 PM

Session Convenes (House)


Tue, May 10, 2016

11:00 AM

Senator Smith Ingram Press Conference

Press Room LB

12:00 PM

Transportation (House)

Motor Fleet Clarification. (H971)
Repeal Light Rail Funding Cap. (H988)
Ferry System Stabilization Act. (H1002)

643 LOB

Wed, May 11, 2016

10:00 AM

Health (House)

Study Allocation of CC Subsidies/Waitlist. (H1012)
Study Alignment of CC Services Applications. (H1013)
NC-PreK Conforming Change. (H1014)

643 LOB

12:30 PM

Judiciary I (House)

Felony Death Imp. Boating/Sheyenne's Law. (H958)
Indigent Defense Services Amendments. (H1020)
Amend Innocence Commission Statutes. (H1021)

415 LOB

Thu, May 12, 2016

3:00 PM

Senator Blue Press Conference

Press Room LB

Tue, May 17, 2016

12:00 PM

State and Local Government (Senate)

423 LOB


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