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Thursday, May 26, 2011

NC General Assembly
05-26-2011 Legislative Calendar
Links to Bills and Live Audio Feeds


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



Link for audio webcasts by room. The old linking system no longer works.


8:30 AM
Finance -- CORRECTED (House)
Clarify Property Tax for Conservation Land. (H350)
Protect Galax & Venus Flytrap/WRC Rule Fines. (H476)
NC Certificates of Participation Referendum. (H491)
Update/Modernize Physical Therapy Act. (H619)
Electronic Monitoring Fee. (H662)
Southern Shores Canal Dredging/Maintenance. (S145)
Surplus Lines/Premium Tax.-AB (S321)
Nat'l Gas/Bonds/Fees/Studies (H242)
Union Fire Fee Sunset Repealed. (S19)
544 LOB
10:00 AM
Environment (House)
Coastal Wetland Riparian Buffer Grandfather. (H116)
Amend SW Financial Assurance Rqmts. (H209)
ASU Wind Demonstration Project. (H694)
NC Water Efficiency Act. (H787)
544 LOB
10:00 AM
Government (House)
Department of Correction/Ex-Offenders. (H233)
Modify Abandoned Property Provisions. (H733)
ETJ Restrictions. (H281)
Zoning/Temp. Family Health Care Structures. (H887)
Metropolitan Sewerage District/City. (H925)
643 LOB
11:00 AM
House Select Committee on Tort Reform (House)
This meeting will be one hour.
Protect and Put NC Back to Work. (H709)
1327 LB
11:00 AM
Session Convenes (Senate)

PUBLIC BILLS
SECOND READING
SB 576 Hartsell, Tillman, Preston 3rd Ed.
CHANGES TO FEES FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION. Com Sub No. 2
4/14 Ed/Higher Ed.; if Fav Finance
4/27 Unfav bill; Ed/Higher Ed. Com Sub Adopted; rerefer Finance
5/12 Unfav Com Sub; Finance Com Sub Adopted; Cal 5/17
5/17 W/D Cal; Cal 5/19 5/19 W/D Cal; Cal 5/26
SB 727 Hise 2nd Ed. NO DUES CHECKOFF FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. Com Sub
4/20 Ed/Higher Ed. 5/2 W/D Ed/Higher Ed.; rerefer Rules
5/19 Unfav bill; Rules Com Sub Adopted
5/23 W/D Cal; Cal 5/24 5/24 W/D Cal; Cal 5/25
5/25 W/D Cal; Cal 5/26
SB 730 Clodfelter 2nd Ed. TAXPAYER ACTION IF NO DOR DETERMINATION. Com Sub
4/20 Finance 5/19 Unfav bill; Finance Com Sub Adopted
5/23 W/D Cal; Cal 5/25 5/25 W/D Cal; Cal 5/26
Senate
12:00 NOON
Banking -- CORRECTED (House)
Consumer Finance Act Amendments. (H810)
1327 LB
1:00 PM
Session Convenes (House)

INTRODUCED BILLS
(Reminder: Members may electronically cosponsor these bills until 5:00 p.m. on Friday.)
HR 932 Martin and Killian (Primary Sponsors) - HONOR NORTH CAROLINA UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS.

PUBLIC BILLS
THIRD READING - ROLL CALL
HB 823 Committee Substitute - Holloway, Hilton, Brubaker and Blackwell 
(Primary Sponsors) - GOVERNANCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 
(Amendment No. 1 Adopted - 5/25/11) (Education) (2nd Edition)

SECOND AND THIRD READINGS
HB 439 Committee Substitute - T. Moore - ALLOW EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT 
BENEFITS LOOK BACK/CONTINUE EXPENDITURES 2011. 
(Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House) (2nd Edition)
HB 811 Committee Substitute - Torbett - ASSESS TRANSPORTATION PROCESS AND FUNDING. 
(Transportation) (2nd Edition)
SB 501 House Committee Substitute - Rouzer and Jackson (Primary Sponsors) - SWINE HOUSE RENOVATIONS/SITE LIMITS. 
(Agriculture) (3rd Edition)
House
2:00 PM
Jt. Reg. Reform Comm.
414 LOB


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