House Bill 608 – Family/Child Protection and Accountability Act. Representative Jordan, Chairman of the House Homelessness, Foster Care and Dependency Committee, along with House Rules Chairman Lewis, Speaker Pro Tempore Stevens, Senior Appropriations Chairman Dollar introduced House Bill 608 the Family/Child Protection and Accountability Act.
The current child welfare system is insufficient and cannot meet its responsibilities because there is no consistent model of care across a fragmented system of 100 county social services agencies, complicating state oversight.
House Bill 39 – Amend Appointments/UNC Bd of Governors. The North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 39, a bill spearheaded by Representative Jordan, to improve the state’s higher education system by streamlining the UNC Board of Governors’ oversight of services for students and faculty.
Notable House Bills and Recent Updates:
North Carolina’s Teacher Salaries Rising Faster than Any State Since 2014. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore noted that North Carolina’s teacher income is rising faster than any state in the country since 2014, according to available data.
Over the combined period of 2014, 2015 and 2016 budget years, North Carolina gave the largest percentage salary increase to teachers in the United States, according to the data currently available.
House Bill 450 – Future Ready Student Act. The legislation allows high school students to receive academic credit for pursuing career certifications and/or credentials required by either an industry or the state. Currently, high school students can only receive academic credit towards a career technical education certificate or diploma.
House Bill 243 – Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP Act). Key provisions of the STOP Act require prescribers to check the Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS), limit the initial quantity of opioid prescriptions for acute pain, and reduce the diversion of drugs by tightening oversight of supervising prescribers.
Senate Bill 131 – Regulatory Reform Act of 2016-17. Among other deregulation, SB 131 would streamline mortgage notice requirements, allow agencies to fulfill public records requests online, eliminate redundant reports from North Carolina’s bureaucracy, exempt basic landscaping materials from stringent stormwater control regulations and seek flexibility for the state from excessive stream mitigation requirements.
North Carolina House Elects Six Members to UNC Board of Governors.