Today@NCCapitol (June 6): House to vote on overtime rules for 'seasonal amusement' workers
Posted June 6
Raleigh, N.C. — Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Monday, June 6. Here's what's going on at the state legislature:
WAITING FOR VETO: Senate Bill 71, which reconstitutes the Coal Ash Management Commission to oversee the cleanup of toxin-laced waste from across the state reached Gov. Pat McCrory's desk on June 2. He has until the end of the day on June 12 to sign or veto the measure. McCrory has indicated he will veto the bill, but lawmakers passed the measure with enough votes to override his objections.
INTO NEGOTIATIONS: The state Senate approved a $22.225 billion spending and tax measure Friday. The House will formally reject the bill this week. After that, the two chambers will negotiate a final plan. The fiscal year, and the state government's current spending authority, ends on June 30.
HOUSE ETHICS (4 p.m.): The House Ethics Committee will take up a bill allowing the state Ethics Commission to hire an outside investigator to probe cases if needed.
SENATE FLOOR (7 p.m.): All five bills on the Senate calendar are local bills, which affect fewer than 15 counties. Among those bills is a measure that would give certain towns in Wake County the right to allow police officers to keep their K-9 dogs when the animals retire.
HOUSE FLOOR (7 p.m.): House members are expected to debate Senate Bill 363, which would provide that the owners of "seasonal amusement or recreation establishments" do not have to pay their workers overtime. However, the House Rules Committee on Thursday removed a section of the bill that would have exempted those establishments from the state's minimum wage laws. The chamber is also scheduled to hear a bill that would give certain towns in Wake County the right to allow police officers to keep their K-9 dogs when the animals retire. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live. Check the Video Central box on our home page.