This week at the legislature, Senate confirmations continued as rumors of another potential HB2 compromise swirled.

Confirmations

Senate committees are continuing the process of confirming Governor Cooper's Cabinet members despite the matter being the subject of a pending lawsuit. A three-judge panel recently ruled that the Legislature can confirm Secretaries but the Governor is appealing that ruling. Senate committees this week considered the nominations of Machelle Sanders to serve as Secretary of Administration and former House member Susi Hamilton to serve as Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. Sanders' nomination will now go to the Senate floor. Hamilton was approved by one committee on a split vote (11-3) and will next go before the Senate Nominations committee.

Cooper Veto Overridden (HB100 (link is external))

Last week, Governor Cooper issued his first veto, objecting to a bill that would require that the political party of candidates for Superior and District court be listed on the ballot. The veto was overridden by both the House and Senate this week and the change will be effective for elections beginning January 1, 2018.

HB 2 Repeal and Replace

Discussions continue about a potential repeal or changes to HB 2. Press reports indicate that the NCAA will soon make decisions about upcoming sport events and action on HB2 could impact those decisions.

Bills Filed

House Bills

H405 (link is external)

Impact Fees/Refund to Homeowners. (link is external)

H406 (link is external)

Repeal Orange County Impact Fees. (link is external)

H407 (link is external)

Cabarrus County Commissioners Redistricting. (link is external)

H408 (link is external)

Filling Vacancy/Cabarrus County Bd. of Comm. (link is external)

H409 (link is external)

State Agencies/Adjust Hiring Practices. (link is external)

H410 (link is external)

Root Out Poverty/Task Force Funds. (link is external)

H411 (link is external)

Hypertension Awareness Day. (link is external)

H412 (link is external)

UNC Public Records/Athletic Conferences. (link is external)

H413 (link is external)

Limit Legislative Service to 16 Years. (link is external)

H414 (link is external)

Swain County/Official Trout Fishing Location. (link is external)

H415 (link is external)

Hatteras Village Community Center District. (link is external)

H416 (link is external)

Robeson County/Local Business Preference. (link is external)

H417 (link is external)

Actually Get Rid of Common Core Act. (link is external)

H418 (link is external)

SOS/Save Our Street Signs. (link is external)

H419 (link is external)

School Cal. Flex./Certain Systems. (link is external)

H420 (link is external)

Rockingham Cty Tourism Development Authority. (link is external)

H421 (link is external)

Clarify HUT & Improve Vehicle Titling Process. (link is external)

H422 (link is external)

Raise Awareness About Alzheimer's & Dementias. (link is external)

H423 (link is external)

Check-Off Donation: Land Trusts. (link is external)

H424 (link is external)

Superseding Domestic Orders. (link is external)

H425 (link is external)

Improve Utilization of MH Professionals. (link is external)

H426 (link is external)

Sanford-Lee County Airport Authority Changes. (link is external)

H427 (link is external)

Efficient and Affordable Energy Rates. (link is external)

H428 (link is external)

Probation/Parole Officers Retirement. (link is external)

H429 (link is external)

City of Saluda Occupancy Tax. (link is external)

H430 (link is external)

School Calendar Flex./Certain Systems. (link is external)

H431 (link is external)

Real Estate Appraisal Clarifications. (link is external)

H432 (link is external)

Increase Teacher Supplement/Electronic Notice. (link is external)

H433 (link is external)

Agriculture/Science Early College Funds. (link is external)

H434 (link is external)

Coins/Currency/Bullion Sales Tax Exemption. (link is external)

H435 (link is external)

Raise Minimum Age to Access Tobacco Products. (link is external)

H436 (link is external)

Local Government/Regulatory Fees. (link is external)

H437 (link is external)

Expand Local Option Sales Tax for Education. (link is external)

H438 (link is external)

Concealed Handgun Standardization Act. (link is external)

H439 (link is external)

Person/Caswell Sup/Dst/DA Changes. (link is external)

H440 (link is external)

Federal Home Loan Bank/Insurer Receivership. (link is external)

H441 (link is external)

Caregiver Advise, Record, & Enable (CARE) Act. (link is external)

H442 (link is external)

Justice for Rural Citizens Act. (link is external)

H443 (link is external)

Auto Dealers/Continuing Education. (link is external)

H444 (link is external)

Rowan County Municip. Occupancy Tax Auth. (link is external)

H445 (link is external)

Brunswick Fire Protection Fees. (link is external)

H446 (link is external)

ABC Store Election/Town of Leland. (link is external)

H447 (link is external)

Lexington City Bd. of Ed./Change to Election. (link is external)

H448 (link is external)

MV Registration Late Fee/Accrual Date. (link is external)

H449 (link is external)

Henderson Cty/Law Enforcement Training Center. (link is external)

H450 (link is external)

Future Ready Student Act of 2017. (link is external)

H451 (link is external)

Regulate Massage & Bodywork Therapy Estmts. (link is external)

H452 (link is external)

Create Debtor Exemption for Firearms. (link is external)

H453 (link is external)

"We the People" Act/Referendum. (link is external)

H454 (link is external)

Surveying and Plat Recording Changes. (link is external)

H455 (link is external)

Increase Funeral Expense Allowance. (link is external)

H456 (link is external)

Establish Mandatory Dementia Care Training. (link is external)

H457 (link is external)

Performance Guarantees/Subdivision Streets. (link is external)

H458 (link is external)

School Annual Report Card. (link is external)

H459 (link is external)

Carteret Local Option Sales Tax for Dredging. (link is external)

H460 (link is external)

Economic & Job Growth for NC Distilleries. (link is external)

H461 (link is external)

MH/SA Central Assessment & Navigation Pilot. (link is external)

H462 (link is external)

Banking Law Amendments. (link is external)

H463 (link is external)

Study/Fair Treatment of College Athletes. (link is external)

H464 (link is external)

Revise Schedule of Controlled Substances. (link is external)

H465 (link is external)

Military Operations Protection Act of 2017. (link is external)

H466 (link is external)

The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act. (link is external)

H467 (link is external)

Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies. (link is external)

H468 (link is external)

DOT/Funding for Preliminary Engineering. (link is external)

H469 (link is external)

Regulation of Fully Autonomous Vehicles. (link is external)

H470 (link is external)

Responsible Wind Energy Implementation. (link is external)

H471 (link is external)

Fail to Obtain DL/Increase Punishment. (link is external)

H472 (link is external)

Motor Vehicle Dealer Law Revisions. (link is external)

H473 (link is external)

Film & Entertainment Grant Fund Appropriation. (link is external)

H474 (link is external)

Up Minimum Wage/Set Rates/COLA. (link is external)

H475 (link is external)

SE NC Ag Events Center/Funds. (link is external)

H476 (link is external)

Required Training Police Telecommunicators. (link is external)

H477 (link is external)

Behav. Health Crisis EMS Transports/Medicaid. (link is external)

H478 (link is external)

Required Experience for MH/DD/SA QPs. (link is external)

H479 (link is external)

Appropriate Funds for Future Health Care Jobs. (link is external)

H480 (link is external)

ABC Permits/Tax Compliance & Reports. (link is external)

H481 (link is external)

Restore Lottery Revenue Distrib. Structure. (link is external)

Senate Bills

S318 (link is external)

School Calendar Flexibility/PED Report. (link is external)

S319 (link is external)

Natural & Cultural Resources/Confirmation. (link is external)

S320 (link is external)

Secretary of Administration Confirmation. (link is external)

S321 (link is external)

School Calendar Flexibility/PED Report. (link is external)

S322 (link is external)

Caregiver Advise, Record & Enable (CARE) Act. (link is external)

S323 (link is external)

UNC Public Records/Athletic Conferences. (link is external)

S324 (link is external)

Repeal Certificate of Need Laws. (link is external)

S325 (link is external)

Billion Dollar Middle Class Tax Cut. (link is external)

S326 (link is external)

Clarify HUT & Improve Vehicle Titling Process. (link is external)

S327 (link is external)

Drivers With Disabilities and Law Enforcement. (link is external)

S328 (link is external)

Lower Cost of Cataracts for Seniors Act. (link is external)

S329 (link is external)

Divestment From Companies That Boycott Israel. (link is external)

S330 (link is external)

Exempt Hospice Inpatient Facilities From CON. (link is external)

S331 (link is external)

Military Operations Protection Act of 2017. (link is external)

S332 (link is external)

Repeal HB 2. (link is external)

S333 (link is external)

Require Use of Directional Signals. (link is external)

S334 (link is external)

MH/SA Central Assessment & Navigation Pilot. (link is external)

S335 (link is external)

Study/Fair Treatment of College Athletes. (link is external)

S336 (link is external)

Catawba Valley CC/Manufacturing Center. (link is external)

S337 (link is external)

Regulation of Fully Autonomous Vehicles. (link is external)

S338 (link is external)

Violation of Tax Law/Venue. (link is external)

S339 (link is external)

Utilities/Rate Base/Fair Value Determination. (link is external)

S340 (link is external)

Rate making/Water/Wastewater Public Utilities. (link is external)

S341 (link is external)

Operating Funds for Linville Nursery. (link is external)

S342 (link is external)

Enact Enhanced Access to Eye Care Act. (link is external)

S343 (link is external)

Increase Teacher Supplement/Electronic Notice. (link is external)

S344 (link is external)

Combine Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice. (link is external)

S345 (link is external)

Interstate Compact Bill. (link is external)

S346 (link is external)

Salvage Yards/Waiting Period. (link is external)

S347 (link is external)

Revise Schedule of Controlled Substances. (link is external)

S348 (link is external)

Adopt Bobwhite Quail as State Game Bird. (link is external)

S349 (link is external)

Exempt Certain Ocular Surgeries From CON Laws. (link is external)

S350 (link is external)

Amend Drug Laws/Ellison v. Treadway. (link is external)

S351 (link is external)

Short-Term Lease Tax/Highway Fund. (link is external)

S352 (link is external)

NC Promise Tuition Plan Modifications. (link is external)

S353 (link is external)

Audience Factor for Apportionment. (link is external)

S354 (link is external)

"We the People" Act/Referendum. (link is external)

S355 (link is external)

Special Separation Allowance for Firefighters. (link is external)

S356 (link is external)

Firefighters' Death Benefits/Cancers. (link is external)

S357 (link is external)

Funds/Fort Dobbs Replica. (link is external)

S358 (link is external)

Film & Entertainment Grant Fund Appropriation. (link is external)

S359 (link is external)

Community Health Centers Grant Program/Funds. (link is external)

S360 (link is external)

Municipal Broadband Service Area. (link is external)

S361 (link is external)

Handicapped License Plates/Organizations. (link is external)

S362 (link is external)

Establish New Nurse Licensure Compact. (link is external)

S363 (link is external)

Machinery Act Update. (link is external)

S364 (link is external)

Brian Garlock Act. (link is external)

S365 (link is external)

School Buses/Allow Use of Blue Lights. (link is external)

S366 (link is external)

Responsible Wind Energy Implementation. (link is external)

S367 (link is external)

Account for Impact Future Benefits/TSERS. (link is external)

S368 (link is external)

Notice of Medicaid SPA Submissions. (link is external)

S369 (link is external)

Support Community Rehabilitation Programs. (link is external)

S370 (link is external)

South Atlantic Federal Fisheries Resources. (link is external)

S371 (link is external)

Building Code Regulatory Reform. (link is external)

S372 (link is external)

Surveying and Plat Recording Changes. (link is external)

S373 (link is external)

Performance Guarantees/Subdivision Streets. (link is external)

S374 (link is external)

State Auditor/Verifications & Access. (link is external)

S375 (link is external)

State Emps./No Payroll Dues Deductions. (link is external)

S376 (link is external)

Limit Revolving Door Employment. (link is external)

S377 (link is external)

Wireless Communications Infrastructure Siting. (link is external)

S378 (link is external)

Update NC False Claims Act.-AB (link is external)

S379 (link is external)

UNC Funding Model Study. (link is external)

S380 (link is external)

Encourage High Schoolers to Attend CCs. (link is external)

S381 (link is external)

RTPO/Establish Attendance Policy. (link is external)

S382 (link is external)

Mobile Beauty Salons. (link is external)

S383 (link is external)

Behav. Health Crisis EMS Transports/Medicaid. (link is external)

S384 (link is external)

The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act. (link is external)

S385 (link is external)

Restoration of Firearms Rights. (link is external)

S386 (link is external)

Innovate NC Initiative. (link is external)

S387 (link is external)

Limit Session Length. (link is external)

S388 (link is external)

Incapacity to Proceed. (link is external)

S389 (link is external)

Open Enrollment/Contributory Death Benefit. (link is external)