Weekly Legislative Update - Friday, August 11, 2017

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Legislative Update

August 11, 2017      

Legislators to Return August 18

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Facing a court-ordered deadline of September 1 to complete new legislative district maps, the General Assembly has scheduled a lawmaking session to commence August 18, rather than September 6 as originally planned.  Legislators are expected to use the session largely for redistricting purposes, but it is possible that other measures will be considered.  The adjournment resolution offers details on which items may be debated during the session beginning August 18.


Education Bills Currently on the Governor's Desk


HB 770:  Various Clarifying Changes

Originally a bill focused on environmental regulations, a revised HB 770 emerged during the August 3 session as a grab bag of changes to existing law. With regards to education, the bill makes conforming changes to statutes governing the calculation of school achievement and growth scores and school report cards to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The compromise version of HB 770 was passed by the General Assembly on August 3.


SB 628:  Various Changes to the Revenue Laws

SB 628 exempts mobile classroom units from county property taxes in the few counties in the state that do not currently exclude mobile classroom units from the property tax base. A compromise between the differing House and Senate versions of the bill was adopted by both chambers on August 3, and the bill was presented to the Governor on August 4.


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See this link for a complete list of bills impacting K-12 education.


North Carolina General Assembly 

ONLINE RESOURCES:


    STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CONTACT INFORMATION:

    • Cecilia Holden  –  Director of Legislative Affairs and Special Initiatives  |  919-807-4035
    • Robb Jansen  –  Policy Development Analyst  |  919-807-3407
    • Anne Murtha  –  Legislative Specialist  |  919-807-3403

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