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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NC General Assembly
05-18-2011 Legislative Calendar
Links to Bills and Live Audio Feeds

**4.00pm** The NC Senate has just passed HB471, which will divide Buncombe County into three districts (to coincide with the three NC House districts in the county) for the purpose of electing County Commissioners. Here is the audio of that vote, including the failure of an attempt to amend the bill by Senator Nesbitt:

Link to Download MP3

I apologize for the hum in the audio. The sound quality of the webcast audio from the NC general assembly has really deteriorated over the past couple of weeks.


The new session of the North Carolina General Assembly is well underway and here is the schedule for today. There are lots of committees meeting today, and there are sessions of the NC Senate and the NC House scheduled also. I have included links to bill histories, downloadable PDFs of the current versions of bills and links so that you can listen to the audio feed of these meetings live...provided they are taking place in a room that is wired for audio streaming to the Internet. 


If you cannot listen to these meetings live, check back later to see if I have. If I have, I'll post the audio (and a download link) for the meeting in the calendar. You can also follow what is happening in the NC General Assembly by keeping an eye on the hashtag #ncga on Twitter.

If I haven't been able to listen, please check with Voter Radio. You should already be subscribing to their podcasts anyway. I do. ʘ‿ʘ



Here are some links to information on the budget process:






And here is today's legislative calendar:



8:30 AM
Finance -- CORRECTED (House) [Live Audio]
Insurance Amendments.-AB (H298)
Allow Salary Protection Insurance. (H453)
Transfer Surplus Prop. to Retirement System. (H596)
Expand Setoff Debt Collection Act. (H605)
Incorporate Rougemont. (H292)
Union Fire Fee Sunset Repealed. (H97)
Alamance/Orange 9% Boundary. (H213)
Alamance/Orange Boundary. (H214)
Tryon Deannexation. (H486)
Raleigh/Wake Forest Boundary. (H573)
Eliminate Means Test From 529 Deduction. (S247)
Community College Investment Flexibility. (H72)
Roanoke Rapids Deannexation. (H367)
544 LOB
8:30 AM
Finance -- CORRECTED (House) [Live Audio]
Community College Investment Flexibility. (H72)
Union Fire Fee Sunset Repealed. (H97)
Alamance/Orange 9% Boundary. (H213)
Alamance/Orange Boundary. (H214)
Incorporate Rougemont. (H292)
Insurance Amendments.-AB (H298)
Clarify Property Tax for Conservation Land. (H350)
Allow Salary Protection Insurance. (H453)
NC Certificates of Participation Referendum. (H491)
Raleigh/Wake Forest Boundary. (H573)
Transfer Surplus Prop. to Retirement System. (H596)
Expand Setoff Debt Collection Act. (H605)
Eliminate Means Test From 529 Deduction. (S247)
Tryon Deannexation. (H486)
544 LOB
9:00 AM
Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate)
State Mineral is Gold. (S129)
Spirituous Liquor Sales/Tastings-Distilleries. (S713)
No Dues Checkoff for School Employees. (S727)
Breweries to Sell Malt Beverages on Premises. (H98)
1027 LB
9:00 AM
Sen. P. Berger [Live Audio]
Press Room LB
10:00 AM
Insurance (Senate)
Health Care Sharing Organizations. (H578)
Freedom to Negotiate Health Care Rates. (S517)
1027 LB
10:00 AM
Judiciary Subcommittee A -- CORRECTED (House)
H-145, Pheobe's Law, is removed.
Modernize NC Emergency Management Act. (H843)
Establish Pharmacy Audit Rights. (H644)
Local Abuse of Authority Attorneys Fees. (H687)
Additional Name Change Requirements. (H805)
Modify Move Over Law. (H345)
AOC/Custody & Availability of Ct Records. (H859)
Limit Contributions by State Vendors. (H139)
HOA/Limit Foreclosures. (H183)
1327 LB
10:00 AM
Judiciary Subcommittee C (House)
Access Confidential Info/Child Abuse/Neglect.-AB (H387)
Amend Various Gun Laws. (H650)
Supervise RE Closings/Settlement Funds. (H690)
415 LOB
10:00 AM
Judiciary Subcommittee B (House)
Rendering Act Amendments. (H512)
Amend Felony Firearms Act/Increase Penalties. (H582)
Utilities Commission/Criminal Records Check. (H340)
Assault on LEO Inflicting Bodily Injury. (H696)
Supervis. of Magistrates/Juries/Calendaring. (H517)
No Discriminatory Purpose in Death Penalty. (H615)
Make Synthetic Cannabinoids Illegal. (S9)
421 LOB
10:00 AM
Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Alcoholic Beverage Control (House)

425 LOB
11:00 AM
Transportation (Senate)
Roadside Campaign Signs. (S315)
Clarify Motor Vehicle Laws. (S581)
Terminal Rental Adjustment Clauses. (S590)
1027 LB
11:00 AM
Health Care (Senate) [Live Audio]
Expand Pharmacists' Immunizing Authority. (S246)
PPACA/Required Fraud and Abuse Provisions. (S496)
Regional Public Health Authority Pilot. (S552)
Encourage Volunteer Health Care Providers. (S743)
Check-Off Donation: Breast Cancer Screening. (H160)
Diabetes Task Force. (H647)
544 LOB
11:30 AM
Sen. McKissick [Live Audio]
Press Room LB
12:00 NOON
Public Utilities (House) [Live Audio]
Prepaid Wireless/Point of Sale Collection. (H571)
643 LOB
1:00 PM
Finance (Senate) [Live Audio]
Selective Vegetation Removal/State Highways . (S183)
Required Withholding For Nonresidents. (S382)
Taxpayer Action if No DOR Determination. (S730)
544 LOB
1:00 PM
Elections (House) [Live Audio]
Realign Wake Superior Court Districts. (H112)
Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act. (H638)
643 LOB
1:00 PM
Rep. Haire/Press Conference [Live Audio]
Press Room LB
1:30 PM
Rep. Hackney/Press Conference [Live Audio]
Press Room LB
2:00 PM
Session Convenes (House) [Live Audio]

PUBLIC BILLS
THIRD READING - NON - ROLL CALL
HB 348 Committee Substitute - Randleman - OFFENDERS/NO ACCESS TO PERSONNEL RECORDS. (Amendment No. 1 Adopted - 5/17/11)
(Judiciary/A) (2nd Edition)
HB 366 Committee Substitute - H. Warren, Cleveland, Brawley and Bradley (Primary Sponsors) - SPECIAL ELECTION DATES. 
(Amendment No. 1 Adopted - 5/16/11) (Amendment No. 2 Adopted - 5/17/11) (Elections) (2nd Edition)
HB 658 Jones, Stam, Collins and Sager (Primary Sponsors) - CHANGE EARLY VOTING PERIOD. (Elections) (1st Edition)
HB 673 Committee Substitute - Faircloth, Ingle, Guice and Pridgen (Primary Sponsors) -STREET GANG NUISANCE ABATEMENT. (Judiciary/A) (2nd Edition)
HB 795 Committee Substitute - Steen, Murry and McComas (Primary Sponsors) -PATIENT ACCESS TO PATHOLOGICAL MATERIALS. 
(Amendment No. 1 Adopted - 5/16/11) (Judiciary/C) (2nd Edition)

SECOND AND THIRD READINGS
HB 542 Committee Substitute - Rhyne, McComas, Brisson and Crawford (Primary Sponsors) - TORT REFORM FOR CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES. 
(House Select Committee on Tort Reform) (2nd Edition)
HB 618 Committee Substitute - Lewis and Hurley (Primary Sponsors) - STREAMLINE OVERSIGHT/DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
SERVICE PROVIDERS. (Health and Human Services) (2nd Edition)
HB 646 Committee on Health and Human Services - PRISON HOSPITAL COMPLETION. 
(Health and Human Services) (2nd Edition)
SB 245 House Committee Substitute - Hartsell - MEDICAID BILLING BY LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS. (Health and Human Services) (3rd Edition)
SB 316 Committee Substitute - Hartsell - ADDITIONAL SECTION 1915 MEDICAID WAIVER SITES. (Health and Human Services) (2nd Edition)
House
3:00 PM
Session Convenes (Senate) [Live Audio]

LOCAL BILLS
SECOND READING-ROLL CALL
HB 537 Randleman 2nd Ed. WILKES FIRE TAX DISTRICTS BOUNDARIES. Com Sub
4/27 St. and Loc. Gov. 5/17 Fav

SECOND READING
HB 118 Womble, Parmon, McGee, L. Brown WINSTON-SALEM/DAILY CURRENCY/COINS DEPOSITS.
3/2 St. and Loc. Gov. 5/17 Fav
HB 371 Parmon, Womble, L. Brown WINSTON-SALEM/INFORMAL BIDS ELECTRONICALLY.
5/10 St. and Loc. Gov. 5/17 Fav
HB 471 Moffitt BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICTS.
5/3 St. and Loc. Gov. 5/17 Fav
HB 506 McComas 2nd Ed. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH/ABANDONED VESSELS. Com Sub
4/19 St. and Loc. Gov. 5/17 Fav
HB 566 Sanderson GRANTSBORO CHARTER AMENDMENT.
4/19 St. and Loc. Gov. 5/17 Fav

PUBLIC BILLS
SECOND READING-ROLL CALL
HB 280 Brawley, Murry 2nd Ed. COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE DISTRICT. Com Sub
4/6 St. and Loc. Gov. 5/17 Fav

SECOND READING
SB 279 Jenkins CLARIFY RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE DEFINITION.
3/10 Ag./Envir./Nat Res. 5/17 Fav
SB 537 (Id H 449) Hartsell INCREASE IN REM FORECLOSURE FEE.
4/12 Finance 5/17 Fav
SB 602 East 2nd Ed. DOMESTIC FOWL STRAY/COMMERCIAL POULTRY LANDS. Com Sub
4/19 Judiciary II 5/17 Unfav bill; Judiciary II Com Sub Adopted
SB 670 Hartsell 3rd Ed. REVISE MEMBERSHIP/HEARING AID FITTERS BOARD. Com Sub No. 2
4/20 Health Care 5/12 Unfav bill; Health Care Com Sub Adopted (Chgs title); rerefer Finance
5/17 Unfav Com Sub; Finance Com Sub Adopted
HB 306 (Id S 300) Ross 2nd Ed. MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE/PROCESS AMENDMENTS.  S Com Sub
5/2 Judiciary II 5/17 Unfav bill; Sen Judiciary II Com Sub Adopted (Chgs title)
TRANSFER GSC/REVISOR OF STATUTES TO GA.
Senate




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