Today@NCCapitol (Sept. 28): Bonds bill, regulation rollbacks among last items on legislative agenda
Posted September 28, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Monday, Sept. 28. Here's what's going on at the General Assembly and elsewhere in state government.
MCCRORY: Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to speak at 9:30 a.m. to BEST NC, "a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving education in North Carolina through policy and advocacy." The group will be holding an "innovation lab" on the SAS campus in Cary.
TIMING: The state House is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. but could move in and out of session as lawmakers work to finish up legislation for the year. The only committee meeting scheduled for either chamber is an 11 a.m. House Rules Committee meeting, but that could change throughout the day.
RULES: House Rules meets at 11 a.m. Among the bills on its calendar are an 88-section, 47-page technical corrections bill. As explained by an accompanying summary, some of the provisions were recommended earlier in the year to fix prior laws, while others were added to tweak bills that were passed this summer. Items in the bill range from tweaks to high-profile bills such as the ABLE Act and the new law allowing legislative caucuses to form their own party-like organizations to a measure that "amends the State law requirement for use of the ACT test, and substitutes a requirement for a use of a competitive bid process to select a nationally norm-referenced college admission test."
HOUSE: The state House is scheduled to wrap up work on a bill calling for a $2 billion bond referendum, a measure rolling back various environmental regulations, the farm bill and a fetal tissue sale ban. WRAL.com plans to carry the House session live at 1 p.m.
SENATE: The state Senate will meet at 7 p.m. It is scheduled to deal with a bill providing more funding for charter schools, the environmental regulations bill and a bill curtailing the use of food stamps by the unemployed.