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Today@NCCapitol (June 14): Health facility regulations, seasonal wage bills in committee Tuesday

Posted June 14

This is a view from the back of the North Carolina Legislative Building.

— Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Tuesday, June 14. Here's what's going on around the General Assembly:

ICYMI: A provision in the Senate version of the state budget that defines how year-round schools can operate has sparked concern among parents and school officials in Durham, New Hanover and other counties. They worry school districts and families will have to drastically rewrite their calendars and plans for a school year that begins next month.

HOUSE FLOOR (2 p.m.): House members are scheduled to continue debate on a measure that would clear the way for the cultivation of some industrial hemp and a measure that purports to curtail waste and fraud in the food stamp program, in part by requiring the lottery to report winners to state social service agencies.

SENATE FLOOR (2 p.m.): The state Senate is scheduled to take up a bill designating the Town of Warsaw's Veteran's Day parade as the official state Veteran's Day parade and continue debate on a measure making mainly technical changes to state charter school laws.

COMMITTEES: The General Assembly posts a full list of committee hearings online daily. Here's some of what we're watching:

HOUSE RULES (10 a.m.): The Rules Committee has seven bills on its calendar, including measures dealing with wage and hour rules for certain seasonal businesses, a bill that would seek information on privatizing the state's ferry system and a study of the state's open meetings laws.

SENATE HEALTH (11 a.m.): The Health Committee takes up a measure that would eliminate the state's certificate of need program, which requires hospitals and other health providers to get permission before purchasing expensive new equipment or opening new facilities.

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