What Are WNC Legislators Sponsoring This Session?

Mar 18, 2019

The North Carolina General Assembly has been in session since January.  A handful of bills passed both chambers in first two months and were signed by Governor Roy Cooper.  Hundreds more await action by lawmakers.  Western North Carolina legislators have introduced several, and those bills run the gamut of issues and party priorities.  

The full list of bills introduced by WNC legislators can be found below.  By clicking on each bill number, you can read the bill in full.  These bills are just those that WNC legislators are a primary sponsor.  Lawmakers can add their names to bills as secondary sponsors to show their support of the measure.  By clicking on each lawmakers name, you can see which bills WNC legislators have added their names to as secondary sponsors.

Many of these bills will not pass, nor will many even be voted on.  Each must be passed by both chamber before it can head to the governor's desk.  To do that, bills must go through a committee or committees in the respective chamber it is introduced and receive majority support from that committee or committees.  If that occurs, the bill then must be approved by a majority of the full chamber (second and third reader votes).  It then heads to the other chamber, where it again must go through a committee before it can get a floor vote.   (For further reading about the legislative process and clues that a bill has a chance of passing, read this column from Colin Campbell of NCInsider)

This story will be updated each week to track the progress of these bills, as well as adding new measures introduced by WNC legislators.

* = bill has bipartisan primary sponsors

SENATORS

Jim Davis (Republican District 50 - Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain)

SB 61* – Allows handicapped license plates to be issued to registered vehicle owners who are parents or guardians of a handicapped person (passed Senate on 47-0 vote on March 5th)

SB 105* – Implements requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) program (passed Senate vote on 50-0 vote on March 12th)

SB 106* – Clarifies when limited immunity can be offered for those who report drug overdose victims to emergency authorities (passed Senate on 47-0 vote on March 11th)

SB 112* – Would allow state DMV to ‘conditionally restore’ driver’s licenses to those who successfully complete a drug treatment or DWI treatment program

SB 113 – Allows a person to provide emergency contact information to the NC DMV for use by law enforcement in an emergency (passed Senate on 50-0 vote on March 12th)

SB 114 – Placeholder bill for local Senate District 50 bill

SB 143 – SAVE ACT, changes various nursing regulations

SB 151 – Increases penalties for breaking and entering into a pharmacy (passed Senate on a 40-4 vote on March 18th)

SB 154 – Authorizes sports event gambling at casinos on tribal lands, including the two casinos owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee and Murphy (passed Senate on a  43 - 7 vote on April 9th)

SB 193* - Imposes liability insurance requirements on motorcross racing facilities open to the public

SB 248 - Changes laws regarding the transfer of salvage vehicles

SB 251* - Establishes 'judicially managed accountability' and recovery courts where there are none currently in the state

SB 252 - Dental Bill of Rights, clarifies rights for patients and providers for healthcare plans that cover dental services 

SB 304 - Updates the definition of physical therapy in the state to include 'the manipulation of the spine without a prescription from a physician licensed to practice medicine' in North Carolina

SB 307 - Would allow the Swain County board of commissioners to manage and spend parts of the financial settlement with the federal government for the so-called 'Road to Nowhere' 

SB 352 - Makes changes to definitions of controlled substances in the state

SB 440* - Makes changes to the definition and regulation of body art 

SB 441 - Designates Jackson County as 'Trout Capital of North Carolina'

SB 442 - Requires the state Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission to study whether to reduce sentences for drug trafficking

SB 443 - Seeks the state to get a waiver from the federal government to prevent SNAP from being used to purchase food of 'little or no nutritional value', including but not limited to soft drinks, candy, cakes, and cookies

SB 446 - Adjusts registration fees for electric hybrid vehicles

SB 480* - Makes changes to state law regarding the acceptance of subdivision streets by NC DOT

SB 535 - Clarifies statutes dealing with the Conservation Corps of North Carolina

SB 545 - Seeks to remove certain barriers for jobs in state agencies and state government for those with criminal records

SB 546 - Opioid Epidemic Response Act, includes eliminating need for buprenorphine subscribers to register with the state

SB 574* - Changes the definition of physical therapy in the state around chiropractic

SB 598* - Provides reimbursements to local fire departments that protect state lands

SB 605 - Transfers funds from state Department of Transportation to be used as disaster relief funds

SB 606 - Prioritizes use of native North Carolina trees, shrubs, grasses, vines, and legumes in highway rights-of-way

SB 607 - Ensures money to be spent on highway construction and maintenace is not diverted to state general fund

SB 608 - Transfers funds from reserve highway fund to be used by state Department of Transportation for disaster relief

SB 668 - Prevents insanity defense from being used in a criminal trial, sentencing, and post-conviction appeals for those with a severe mental disability if it was caused by prior drug or alcohol abuse 

Chuck Edwards (Republican District 48 - Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania)

SB 86 – Allows small employers to have more access to purchasing association health plans for employees (passed Senate on 38-8 vote on March 14th)

SB 138 – Would move municipal elections in the town of Black Mountain to even-numbered years

SB 139 – Would move municipal elections in the town of Montreat to even-numbered years

SB 140 – Placeholder bill for local Senate District 48 bill

SB 141 – Revises various laws in order to maintain accreditation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as recommended by the state Department of Insurance

SJR 174 – Confirms governor’s re-appointment of Raymond Banks as North Carolina Commissioner of Banks

SB 211 - Makes changes to various insurance laws as recommended by the state Department of Insurance

SB 267* - Restricts the spending of a Buncombe County quarter-cent sales tax hike approved by voters in 2011 to A-B Tech

SB 268 - Extends deadline to apply for Hurricane Florence disaster relief

SB 269 - Exempts certain equipment used for cutting stone and stone products from sales tax

SB 316 - Directs all cities with population above 90-thousand to report to the General Assembly how many affordable housing units in their municipalities are being used that are subsidized or are overseen by the local government

SB 326 - Appropriates funds to promote travel and tourism in the state

SB 342 - Appropriates additional funds for the operation the NC Military Business Center

SB 354 - Requires fair notice and impact statement for the closure or restructuring of a charter school

SB 381* - Reconstitutes the Clean Water Management Trust Fund board of trustees and the Parks and Recreation Authority

SB 382* - Increases pay for school psychologists and creates school psychologist recruitment and retention program

SB 390 - Financial study of DuPont State Forest and creation of in-state and out-of-state user fees

SB 415 - Gives law enforcement officers the right to testify in front of a grand jury of that officer is facing criminal charges for an alleged offense that occurred while that officer was on-duty

SB 466 - Makes modifications concerning the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

SB 507 - Allows the use of private process servers in evictions in counties with population greater than 250-thousand

SB 520 - Requires ethics training for school finance officers that mirrors those of associate and assistant superintendents

SB 532 - Institutes various requirements during living probate proceedings and wills

SB 533 - Requires public schools to permit 'patriotic society presentations' at the beginning of each school year for no more than one hour

SB 534* - Makes various changes to outdoor advertising laws

SB 535 - Clarifies statutes dealing with the Conservation Corps of North Carolina

SB 556 - Updates statutes regarding the provision of services with people first language as recommended by General Statutes Commission

SB 596 - Makes it disorderly conduct if a person makes unreasonable noise with the intent to infringe upon another's exercising of their right to free speech

SB 597 - Creates a five-tier economic distress system that can be used in addition to current development tier system

SB 598* - Provides reimbursements to local fire deparments that protect state lands

SB 599 - Makes various changes to state short-term disability benefits

SB 637 - Requires anyone charged with a felony or impaired driving offense be held in detention for 48 hours if an ICE detainer is out against them

SB 638 - Amends authority of state Department of Insurance and Department of Administration to inspect state-owned buildings and properties

SB 639 - Makes various changes in reporting of local education funds and budgets

Ralph Hise (Republican District 47 - Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey)

SB 56 – Makes technical changes to revenue laws (passed Senate on 49-0 vote on Feb. 27th, passed House 105-0 vote on March 14th, signed by Governor March 20th)

SB 75 – Restores number of judges on North Carolina Court of Appeals to 15 (passed Senate 47-0 vote on Feb 27th, passed House on 115-1 vote Feb. 27th, signed by Governor Feb. 27th)

SB 127 – Clarifies protections for state employees that report violations of state and federal law (passed Senate on 44-0 vote on March 7th)

SB 143 – SAVE Act, changes various nursing regulations

SB 144 – Subjects prepaid health plans licensed by NC Department of Insurance to the gross premium tax (passed Senate on 49-1 vote on Feb. 27th)

SB 145 – Placeholder bill for local Senate District 47 bill

SB 146 – Makes the ‘Linville Caverns Spider’ the state spider of North Carolina

SB 160* – Establishes ‘Life Changing Experiences’ school pilot program in Lincoln, McDowell, Mitchell, and Pitt County schools

SB 161 – Enacts 'North Caroline Caregivers Act', defines ‘caregivers’ in the state

SB 163 – Requires parental notification and agreement needed for ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ orders for un-emancipated minors

SB 168* – Expands allowable medicinal uses for CBD oil (passed Senate on 42-4 vote on April 10th)

SB 172 – Makes the Gold Festival in Old Fort the official 'Gold Festival of North Carolina'

SB 192 - Would give pay raises to teachers that carry guns in schools after receiving specialized training

SB 208 - Removes size restrictions on political signs placed on private property with permission of property owner

SB 212 - Suspends development of the North Carolina Families Accessing Services Through Technology (NCFAST) system as it relates for the child welfare system and aging and adult services program

SB 214 - Delays enforcement of state constitutional amendment mandating photo identification to vote until the 2020 election (passed Senate on 29-21 vote on March 12th, passed House on 116-0 vote March 13th, signed by Governor March 14th)

SB 220* - Allows any citizen to remove a political sign that is in a public right-of-way thirty days after the date when political signs are to be removed, establishes penalties for those who do not turn in removed signs to the county elections board where the sign was located within 72 hours of the signs' removal (passed Senate by 46-0 vote on April 2nd)

SB 221* - Prohibits notaries public who are elected officials or candidates for public office from notarizing absentee ballots 

SB 222* - Requires state elections board to verify political party subcommittees

SB 241* - Requires that a county or municipal recreation program provide concussion awareness information and a response protocol for certain athletic activities

SB 249 - Allows licensed marriage and family therapists to conduct initial examinations for involuntary commitment of individuals with mental illness or substance abuse disorders

SB 284 - Verifies state auditor can make examinations into various actions of state agencies

SB 285 - Reinstates the 'Main Street Program' for the town of Burnsville

SB 302 - Authorizes adult care homes to use service plans completed as the result of a Medicaid personal care services assessment to fulfill the activities of daily living portions of required service plans or care plans for adult home care residents

SB 303 - Repeals the payroll deduction for public employee payments to employees associations

SB 318 - Gives parents right to review materials for and consent for their children to participate in school education programs for reproductive health, mental and emotional health, anti-bullying, and anti-harassment

SB 323 - Exempts providers of physician office-based vascular access procedures from certificate of need review

SB 326 - Appropriates funds to promote travel and tourism in the state

SB 333* - Establishes joint legislative task force to study sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes

SB 336 - Appropriates funds for the Smart Start program

SB 359 - Allows health care practicioners to be charged with murder and fined up to $250-thousand if a child is born-alive following an abortion and is then killed (passed Senate on 28-19 vote on April 15th, passed House on 65-46 vote on April 16th)

SB 361 - Makes various changes to state laws around healthcare access

SB 380 - Creates two new state trails in Western North Carolina 

SB 386 - Makes changes to how healthcare providers notify and bill patients

SB 387 - Creates work requirements for North Carolina Medicaid program

SB 408 - Makes revisions to pension benefits for teachers and state employees, allows state treasurer to conduct criminal background checks 

SB 453 - Requires SNAP benefit recipients cooperate with Child Support Enforcement Program

SB 501* - Designates November as 'Marrow Donation Awareness Month' in North Carolina

SB 523 - Makes various changes to revenue laws

SB 535 - Clarifies statutes dealing with the Conservation Corps of North Carolina

SB 537 - Establishes new payment methodology for adult care homes providing care to North Carolina Medicaid recipients

SB 538 - Appropriates funds to provide temporary financial assistance for facilities licensed to accept state-county special assistance 

SB 539 - Repeals North Carolina's certificate of need laws

SB 540 - Provides tuition grants be provided to state residents who graduate from North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics to attend constituent instutions of University of North Carolina

SB 541 - Permits students that attend a public, private, or home school without an interscholastic athletic program participate in that activity at a local high school 

SB 542 - Establishes a Cybersecurity Regional Training Center in Black Mountain

SB 543* - Appropriates funds for 'Reach Out And Read Carolinas' program

SB 544 - Directs healthcare providers to initiate acute or chronic pain management care with non-opioid alternatives whenever possible

SB 551 - Directs state Department of Health and Human Services to require individuals receiving SNAP benefits to cooperate with Child Support Enforcement Program

SB 556 - Updates statutes regarding the provision of services with people first language as recommended by General Statutes Commission

SB 559* - Permits financing for certain storm recovery costs

SB 568 - Requires responsible decommissioning of utlity-scale solar and wind energy facilities upon cessation of activities at those facilities, requires recycling of all end-of-life solar energy equipment located within the state

SB 622 - Cuts certain taxes, increases deductions, makes other tax law changes

SB 626 - Limits who can help certain voters with absentee ballots, requires verification of address when address of a voter requesting an absentee ballot differs from residence listed in voter's county of registration

SB 632 - Establishes standards for regulating the licensure of pharmacy benefits managers providing claims, processing services, or other prescription drug or drug device services for health benefit plans

SB 633 - Establishes licensure process and annual license fees for birth centers

SB 634 - Creates Infant-Toddler Certificate or Preschool Certificate for teachers of Early Childhood Education 

SB 635 - Makes changes to the composition of the B-3 Interagency Council

SB 636 - Appropriates funds and increases rates for foster care

SB 637 - Requires anyone charged with a felony or impaired driving offense be held in detention for 48 hours if an ICE detainer is out against them

SB 646 - Amends certificate of needs laws

SB 649 - Requires state agencies and licensing boards use SAVE system to verify immigration status of all applicants for public benefits

SB 650 - Makes various changes to local sales tax distributions

Terry Van Duyn (Democrat District 49 Buncombe)

SB 89 – Placeholder bill for local Senate District 49 bill

SB 112* – Would allow state DMV to ‘conditionally restore’ driver’s licenses to those who successfully complete a drug treatment or DWI treatment program

SB 137 – Would increase state minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, increasing tipped wage, mandating paid sick leave and family medical leave, prohibits hiring authorities from inquiring about criminal history of applicants until a conditional employment offer is made (so-called 'ban the box'), repeals public employee collective bargaining restrictions

SB 184 - Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

SB 267* - Restricts the spending of a Buncombe County quarter-cent sales tax hike approved by voters in 2011 to A-B Tech

SB 294 - Makes Election Day when a statewide election is being held a state holiday in North Carolina

SB 337* - Establishes a 'Rethinking Guardanship' workgroup to study potential changes to state laws

SB 338 - Requires state utilities commission to create tiered electricity rates for residential, commercial, public, and industrial customers, creates incentives for residents to purchase Energy Star qualified household products

SB 339 - Urges the U.S. Congress to pass a constitutional amendment declaring constitutional rights to belong only to individuals and not corporations and artifical entities, declares constitutionally protected free speech excludes unlimited spending on political campaign contributions

SB 426 - Bans conversion therapy for minors and adults with disabilities

SB 463* - Prohibits trains or light engines carrying freight from operating in the state unless it has a crew of at least two people

SB 464 - Fully repeals 2016's HB2

SB 513 - Establishes goal of 100% clean energy in North Carolina by the year 2050

SB 575 - Repeals prohibition on public employee collective bargaining

SB 628 - Defines day laborers, makes certain requirements of their employers

SB 658 - Requires notifications and disclosures of price increases for prescription drugs

REPRESENTATIVES

John Ager (Democrat District 115 - Buncombe)

HB 103* – Allows for the retail sale of raw milk for human consumption

HB 334* - Supports construction and operation of new field honey bee laboratory for the North Carolina State University honey bee research program

HB 341 - NC Sunshine Act, requires all sessions of state senate and state house of representatives broadcast via live video stream and publicly archived, requires all legislative committee meetings broadcast via live video stream and publicly archived except those exempted by current regulations

HB 559* - Pollinator Protection Act, establishes limits on who can use of neonicotinoid-containing pesticides

HB 592* - Creates space on income tax returns where payers can make donations to the protection of land, water, and other natural resources

HB 762 - Repeals law prohibiting state Department of Health & Human Services from seeking certain waivers from SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents

Kevin Corbin (Republican District 120 - Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon)

HB 7 – Creates occupancy tax for areas outside of incorporated areas of Graham County (passed House on 100-10 vote on March 7th)

HB 8 – Allows residents living in out-of-state counties contiguous Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties to receive in-state tuition rates at Tri-County Community College (passed House on 116-1 vote on March 20th)

HB 23 – Allows for flexibility in setting start and closing days of school calendars for Cherokee, Clay, Graham, and Macon Counties

HB 96 – Revises state geographically isolated schools formula regarding the allocation of teachers for Currituck County

HB 97 – Increases the transportation efficiency budget rating for Currituck County schools

HB 98 – Makes the intentional shining of a light on a wild animal from the right-of-way of any road in Clay and Macon Counties from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise a Class 2 misdemeanor offense (passed House on March 20th)

HB 118 – First Responders Act, creates new state income tax deduction for firefighters, property tax homestead exclusions for surviving spouses of qualifying emergency personnel, allows qualifying emergency medical personnel to have concealed carry while on duty

HB 144* – Hands Free NC, bans all handheld cell phone use by drivers

HB 219 - Revises various laws in order to maintain accreditation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as recommended by state Department of Insurance

HB 220 – Makes technical and clarifying changes to state insurance laws and recommended by state Department of Insurance

HB 221 – Amends insurance-rate making laws as recommended by state Department of Insurance

HB 222 – Makes technical and clarifying changes to state insurance laws as recommended by state department of insurance

HB 302 - Authorizes sports event gambling at casinos on tribal lands, including the two casinos owned by Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee and Murphy

HB 379 - Appropriates funds from home visiting services provided by the Nurse-Family Partnership

HB 411 - Modifies the School Quality and Student Success Indicator for the purposes of complying with federal law for grades 9 through 12

HB 430 - Requires ethics training for school finance officers that mirrors those of associate and assistant superintendents

HB 431 - Authorizes counties and cities to build and lease facilities and equipment for broadband services

HB 544 - Creates NCAMC/NCACC license plate

HB 553- Requires licensing and permitting for individuals and firms that install and service portable fire extinguishers and fire supression systems

HB 591 - Makes changes to the implementation of advanced math courses for grades three and higher

HB 684* - Appropriates funds for Best Buddies North Carolina

HB 730* - Allows 'doorstep' refuse and recycling containers to be placed in exit access corridors of certain apartments under certain conditions

HB 755* - Creates framework for sale of travel insurance in North Carolina

HB 761 - Clarifies that local health departments and the applicable permitting authority shall have no liability for causes of legal action arising from wastewater improvements or systems designed, constructed, and installed in reliance upon the site verification performed by a licensed soil scientist or licensed geologist

Josh Dobson (Republican District 85 - Avery, McDowell, Mitchell)

HB 21 – Revises residency for election districts of McDowell County Board of Education (passed House on April 11th)

HB 70 – Extends deadline certain providers are required to participate in NC HealthConnex (passed House on 110-0 vote March 27th)

HB 73 – Mandates instruction on ‘civic responsibility’ in elementary and middle school history and geography courses, and a course in high schools on the ‘founding principles of the United State and the state of North Carolina’ as recommended by House select committee on school safety (passed House on 113-2 vote on March 6th)

HB 74 – Increases funding for school resource officer grants as recommended by House select committee on school safety as recommended by House select committee on school safety

HB 75 – Develops mental health screening process for children in schools as recommended by House select committee on school safety (passed House on 113-0 vote on March 6th)

HB 102* – Appropriates funds to enhance the Permanency Innovation Initiative

HB 114 – Subjects prepaid health plans licensed by state department of insurance to the gross premiums tax (passed House on 104-6 vote on March 7th)

HB 124* – Appropriates $60-million for next three years to Smart Start program

HB 126 – Includes tissue donation as part of the driver’s license donor authorization

HB 133* – Develops pilot program to offer health care services to veterans in Cumberland County

HB 175 – Gives flexibility for start and closing dates for school calendars for Beaufort, Craven, Hyde, Pamlico, and Washington

HB 184* – Slows changes made to the health insurance plan for state workers approved in 2012 (passed House on 75-36 vote April 3rd)

HB 185* – SAVE Act, changes various nursing regulations

HB 207* – Gives flexibility for start and closing dates for school calendars in Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, and Watauga Counties

HB 230 - Establishes ‘Life Changing Experiences’ school pilot program in Lincoln, McDowell, Mitchell, and Pitt County schools

HB 234 – Appropriates $5-million for the upcoming fiscal year to child advocacy centers

HB 250* – Amends statutes to ensure state department of health and human services complies with federal law (passed House on 113-0 vote on April 10th)

HB 269* – Enacts the ‘North Carolina Caregivers Act’, defines 'caregivers' in the state

HB 290 - Appropriates funds for Marketing Association for Rehabilitation Centers (MARC) Incorporated

HB 297 - Establishes a 'psychology interjurisdictional compact' (passed House on 109-0 vote March 27th)

HB 318* - Establishes the right of a patient to elect non-opioid prescriptions and treatment, requires state department of health and human services to develop and post on its website an official form for patients to voluntarily opt out of opioid prescriptions and treatment

HB 325* - Authorizes adult care homes to use service plans completed as the result of a Medicaid personal care services assessment to fulfill the activities of daily living portions of required service plans or care plans for adult home care residents

HB 335 - Appropriates funds to reduce the waitlist for home and community block grant services 

HB 358* - Establishes and appropriates funds for a community paramedicine program with the state department of health and human services

HB 379 - Appropriates funds from home visiting services provided by the Nurse-Family Partnership

HB 385* - Prohibits the dispensing of raw milk and raw milk products to independent or partial owners of lactating animals for personal use or consumption

HB 388* - Allows immunizing pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to people ages 10 and older and all vaccines recommended by the CDC to those ages 18 and older (passed House on 114-0 vote April 10th)

HB 431 - Authorizes counties and cities to build and lease facilities and equipment for broadband services

HB 439 - Appropriates funds to reduced the caseload sizes of care managers assigned to the Treatment Accountability For Safer Communities program

HB 440 - Appropriates funds to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of a Regional Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Burke County 

HB 450 - Seeks to increase access to abuse-deterrent opioid analgesics

HB 464* - Establishes standards for association health plans

HB 471* - Establishes workgroup to examine and make recommendations on eliminating administrative duplication for mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, and substance use disorder providers

HB 472* - Appropriates funds to North Carolina A&T University in order to secure federal funds to support research

HB 482 -  Increases pay for school psychologists and creates school psychologist recruitment and retention program

HB 487* - Appropriates funds for short-term workforce continuing education training that leads to state or industry-recognized credentials

HB 488 - Appropriates funds to deal with staff shortages at intermediate care facility group homes for those intellectual disabilities

HB 532 - Creates the Overmountain Victory State Trail and Wilderness Gateway State Trail in Western North Carolina

HB 535 - Appropriates funds to Reach Out And Read Carolinas 

HB 539* - Appropriates funds to provide temporary financial assistance to facilities licensed to accept state-county special assistance

HB 540 - Increases judicial discretion in sentencing for drug trafficking offenses, requiring state sentencing and advisory commission to study advisability of reducing sentences for drug trafficking convictions

HB 548 - Changes the definition of physical therapy to exclude the practice of chiropractic and include the manipulation of the spine without a prescription from a physician licensed to practice medicine in this state 

HB 555 - Makes changes to Medicaid and NC Health Choice telemedicine and telepsychiatry policies

HB 556* - Appropriates funds to Feeding The Carolinas food banks

HB 569 - Appropriates funds to One North Carolina SBIR/STTR Incentive Program and the Community Innovation Fund

HB 575 - Establishes a licensure process and annual license fees for birth centers

HB 579 - Appropriates funds to expand local communicable disease surveillance, detection, control, and prevention infrastructure and activities

HB 580 - Appropriates funds to increase foster care rates 

HB 613* - Allows unaccompanied homeless minors to consent to certain health services, establishes responsibility, liability, and immunity to health care providers who render certain health services to consenting unaccompanied homeless minors

Susan Fisher (Democrat District 114 - Buncombe)

HB 46 - Would increase state minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, increasing tipped wage, mandating paid sick leave and family medical leave, prohibits hiring authorities from inquiring about criminal history of applicants until a conditional employment offer is made (so-called 'ban the box'), repeals public employee collective bargaining restrictions

HJR 147* - Confirms governor’s re-appointment of Raymond Banks as state Commissioner of Banks (passed House on 108-0 vote March 27th)

HB 271 – Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

HB 295* - Prohibits corporal punishment in state public schools (passed House on 94-16 vote on March 27th)

HB 319 - Authorizes qualifying undocumented youth to receive in-state tuition at UNC system schools and community colleges

HB 366 - Raises minimum wage over next five years to $15 per hour, eliminates tipped wage over eight-year period replacing it with minimum wage, ends subminimum wage for those with disabilities 

HB 378* - Allows distilleries to sell malt beverages, wine, and mixed beverages, and allows distilleries to sell liquor directly to bars

HB 422 - Allows employees to accrue earned paid sick days

HB 423 - Allows for those employed as caregivers to receive leave time

HB 428 - Appropriates funds so every kindergarten through second grade classroom has a full-time teaching assistant

HB 514 - Seeks to ban discrimination in housing, employment, public accomodations, credit, insurance, education, and jury service

HB 516 - Bans conversion therapy for minors and adults with disabilities

Cody Henson (Republican District 113 - Henderson, Polk, Transylvania)

HB 116 – Gives flexibility for start and closing dates for school calendars in Polk and Transylvania Counties

HB 231 – Harrison Kowiak Act, increases punishments for acts of hazing

HB 232* – Gives flexibility for starting and closing dates for all school systems in North Carolina

HB 244 – Requires all contractors and subcontractors that do business with the state or any political subdivision within it to use ‘E-Verify’ to confirm whether their workers are eligible to work in the U.S.

HB 262 – Designates the towns of Brevard and Rosman and Transylvania County as North Carolina’s official ‘Land of Waterfalls’

HB 277 - Cuts income taxes for small businesses

HB 288 - First Aid & Safety Training In Schools, requires use of automated external defibrillators and bleeding control as part of required first aid training for public school students, requires instruction in first aid and emergency care in high school, requires placement of trauma kits in public schools, requires training of school personnel to use trauma kits

HB 290 - Appropriates funds for Marketing Association for Rehabilitation Centers (MARC) Incorporated

HB 299 - Authorizes Henderson County to construct new buildings on the Henderson County campus of Blue Ridge Community College and renovate existing buildings

HB 355 - Defines for notaries public 'reside legally' as 'a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence'

HB 373 - Extends deadline to apply for Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program

HB 395* - Regulates the operation of commercial and noncommercial challenge courses

HB 452 - Requires the state secretary of public safety to enter a 287(g) agreement with Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Chuck McGrady (Republican District 117 - Henderson)

HB 3* - State constitutional amendment prohibiting eminent domain being used to seize private property except for a public use (would have to be approved by voters via referendum) (passed House by a 94-21 vote on Feb. 27th)

HB 14* – Makes changes to various boards and commissions that have been ruled to be unconstitutional through lawsuits filed by Governor Cooper and former Governor McCrory

HB 69* – Creates an non-partisan commission to redraw statewide election districts as part of redistricting

HB 91* – Makes various changes to state ABC laws including allowing some to be open on Sundays, and allowing some to host liquor tastings

HB 140* – State constitutional amendment mandating that redistricting be non-partisan (would have to be approved by voters via referendum)

HB 245 – Makes various changes to environmental laws as recommended by state Department of Environmental Quality

HB 246 – Makes various changes to fees and funds of the state department of environmental quality 

HB 299 - Authorizes Henderson County to construct new buildings on the Henderson County campus of Blue Ridge Community College and renovate existing buildings

HB 326 - Authorizes the city of Hendersonville to levy a one-quarter percent sales and use tax

HB 334* - Supports construction and operation of new field honey bee laboratory for the North Carolina State University honey bee research program

HB 347* - Changes definition of 'deliquent juvenile' and 'undisciplined juvenile' to those at least ten years of age

HB 373 - Extends deadline to apply for Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program

HB 374* - Amends law to prohibit a registered sex offender from residing within 1-thousand feet of a site where an organized youth camp is run

HB 378* - Allows distilleries to sell malt beverages, wine, and mixed beverages, and allows distilleries to sell liquor directly to bars

HB 395* - Regulates the operation of commercial and noncommercial challenge courses

Michele Presnell (Republican District 118 - Haywood, Madison, Yancey)

HB 28 – Prohibits abortions from being conducted after 13 weeks of pregnancy unless a medical emergency is involved

HB 53 – Directs physicians that conduct drug-induced abortions to give patients written information from the state department of health and human services about the possibility of reversing the effects of a drug-induced abortion after the first dose of medication is administered

HB 77 – Defines and authorizes the use of electric standup scooters as recommended by the house select committee on strategic transportation planning and long term funding solutions

HB 103* – Allows for the retail sale of raw milk for human consumption

HB 135 – Creates incentives to get local governments to follow state immigration laws, establishes penalties for those governments that do not comply with state immigration laws, prohibits UNC constituent institutions from becoming sanctuary universities, makes the state department of public safety enter a 287g agreement with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement

HB 158 – Makes various changes to reporting requirements of the state department of transportation (passed House on 116-0 vote on March 13th)

HB 247 – Requires state department of administration to issue new request for proposal to lease or purchase office space for state department of motor vehicles

HB 342 - Creates new laws around human trafficking and increases penalties for violating existing laws

HB 484 - Requires all state agencies and licensing boards verify the immigration status of all applicants for public benefits

HB 488 - Appropriates funds to deal with staff shortages at intermediate care facility group homes for those intellectual disabilities

Joe Sam Queen (Democrat District 119 - Haywood, Jackson, Swain)

Brian Turner (Democrat District 116 - Buncombe)

HB 37* – Extends statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse to file civil action suits until they are age 45

HB 69* – Creates an non-partisan commission to redraw statewide election districts as part of redistricting

HB 115 – Moves municipal elections in the town of Biltmore Forest to even-numbered years (passed House on March 20th)

HB 223* – Makes changes to loan origination fee for North Carolina banks and late payment charges for certain loans

HB 358* - Establishes and appropriates funds for a community paramedicine program with the state department of health and human services

HB 374* - Amends law to prohibit a registered sex offender from residing within 1-thousand feet of a site where an organized youth camp is run

HB 378* - Allows distilleries to sell malt beverages, wine, and mixed beverages, and allows distilleries to sell liquor directly to bars

HB 386* - Requires certain public schools and child care facilities to test drinking water for the presence of lead

HB 395* - Regulates the operation of commercial and noncommercial challenge courses

HB 464* - Establishes standards for association health plans

HB 483* - Requires a minimum size limit on all commercially and recreationally important species of fish to ensure 75% of all juvenile fish of each species have opportunity to mature and spawn at least once

HB 492* - Changes the property tax exclusion for increases in value of property held by a builder