Raleigh, N.C. — Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Monday, June 27. Here's what's going on around state government:
BUDGET: Late Friday, budget negotiators neared a final bargain on the state's $22.225 billion budget. However, final details are still left to be hammered out.
THE END: Senators plan to meet throughout the day in anticipation of winding down the session this week. Senate Rules Committee Chairman Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, told fellow lawmakers that committees would wind down their work Monday or Tuesday and forecast a long week when he spoke to reporters Friday.
"Pack a Snickers," he said.
THE SENATE (9 a.m. and later in the day): The Senate goes into session at 9 a.m. but will not hold votes until later in the day. Senate leaders announced that they planned to hold committee meetings throughout the day, but none were scheduled as of 10 p.m. Sunday.
When the Senate does hold a voting session, the chamber is scheduled to take up measure calling for three constitutional amendments, creating an achievement school district and punishing local governments for disobeying state immigration laws.
THE HOUSE (7 p.m.): The state House is scheduled to take up bill defining when police body camera video may be released and a measure to help businesses to raise money from small investors.
THE GOVERNOR: Gov. Pat McCrory will sign House Bill 958, Sheyenne's Law, in Concord at 2 p.m. The bill is named after Sheyenne Marshall, a Cabarrus County teenager who was killed on Lake Norman last July 4 in a boating accident that involved alcohol. The bill increases the penalties for impaired boat operators who seriously injure or kill someone.