Capital Correspondence

House votes

HB 199 — Certain Cities/Donate Service Animals (Concurrence Vote): Amends the charters of Raleigh and the cities and towns in Mecklenburg County to allow the city to donate retired animals used by the police department or any other city agency to the police officer or employee who had normal custody and control of the animal. Introduced by Rep. Duane Hall, D-Wake.

Adopted 107-0. Sent to the governor for approval.

Yes — Ken Goodman, Charles Graham, Garland Pierce, Ken Waddell

HB 284 — Civil Contempt/Jury Duty (Concurrence Vote): Clarifies that imposition of a fine is not an allowable sanction for civil contempt and permits excused jury duty for students attending postsecondary schools out of state. Introduced by Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland.

Adopted 107-0. Sent to the governor for approval.

Yes — Ken Goodman, Charles Graham, Garland Pierce, Ken Waddell

HB 584 — Use of Position/Letters of Reference (Concurrence Vote): Clarifies that a legislator or public servant may reference their public position in a letter of reference. Introduced by Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland.

Adopted 109-0. Sent to the governor for approval.

Yes — Ken Goodman, Charles Graham, Garland Pierce, Ken Waddell

HB 724 —Amend Composition of N.C. Medical Board (Concurrence Vote): Revises the membership of the North Carolina Medical Board to ensure that at least one physician assistant and at least one nurse practitioner serve as members of the board. Introduced by Rep. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth.

Adopted 106-0. Sent to the governor for approval.

Yes — Ken Goodman, Charles Graham, Garland Pierce, Ken Waddell

HB 943 — Connect NC Bond Act of 2015: Authorizes the issuance of $2.86 billion of general obligation bonds for the purpose of accomplishing certain interrelated and united projects to further economic development in the state consistent with the Connect NC Plan.

Adopted 76-29. Sent to the Senate for consideration.

Yes — Ken Goodman, Charles Graham, Garland Pierce, Ken Waddell

SB 199 — Funds Deposited with Clerk of Court: Increases the amount of funds to $10,000 in a single account on deposit with the clerk of superior court above which the excess must be invested pursuant to statutory requirements. Introduced by Sen. Shirley B. Randleman, R-Wilkes.

Adopted 110-0. Returned to the Senate for concurrence.

Yes — Ken Goodman, Charles Graham, Garland Pierce, Ken Waddell

SB 273 — Motor Vehicle Tax/Waive Penalties and Interest: Authorizes flexibility in waiving penalties and interest for motor vehicle taxes for tax years prior to July 1, 2013. Introduced by Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene.

Adopted 107-0. Sent to the governor for approval.

Yes — Ken Goodman, Charles Graham, Garland Pierce, Ken Waddell

Senate votes

HB 168 — Exempt Builders’ Inventory (Senate Version): Provides an exemption from property tax on the increase in value of residential real property held for sale by a builder, to the extent the increase is attributable to subdivision or improvements by the builder. Introduced by Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford.

Adopted 38-5. Returned to the House for concurrence.

Yes — Jane Smith

HB 371 — Terror Claims/Damages/Liability: Creates a civil claim for relief for damages sustained as the result of terrorist acts. Introduced by Rep. Chris Whitmire, R-Transylvania.

Adopted 42-0. Sent to the governor for approval.

Yes — Jane Smith

HB 571 — Judicial Review of EPA Clean Power Plan: Requires state agencies, boards and commissions to implement a clean power plan consistent with the Federal Clean Air Act. Introduced by Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson.

Adopted 31-12. Returned to the House for concurrence.

No — Jane Smith

HB — 792 Privacy/Protection From Revenge Postings (Senate Version): Protects the public from revenge posting online by making it a criminal offense to disclose certain images in which there is a reasonable expectation of privacy and makes indecent exposure that occurs on private premises a criminal offense. Introduced by Rep. Rob Bryan, R-Mecklenburg.

Adopted 43-0. Returned to the House for concurrence.

Yes — Jane Smith

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