Weekly Legislative Update - Friday, August 25, 2017

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Legislative Update

August 25, 2017       

General Assembly Debates Redistricting & Veto Overrides

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Though redistricting has been the major focus of the General Assembly this week, lawmakers also took up veto override votes on two bills.  The only education bill considered for a veto override was HB 770.  The override was approved by the House 71-44, and is expected to be heard by the Senate next week.

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HB 770:  Various Clarifying Changes

Originally a bill focused on environmental regulations, a revised HB 770 emerged during the August 3 session with a variety 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 Governor vetoed the bill on August 14, citing objections unrelated to its education portions.  The House voted to override the Governor’s veto on Thursday, but the measure still needs to be voted on and overridden by the Senate in order to become law.  The Senate is scheduled to debate overriding the veto of HB 770 Tuesday.

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

Legislative Calendar

Friday, August 25

  9:30 a.m.:  House Select Committee on Redistricting                                    Room 643:  Audio
10:00 a.m.:  Senate Session Convenes                                                           Senate Chamber:  Audio
10:00 a.m.:  N.C. General Statutes Commission, Partition Task Force           Off-site Meeting
  1:00 p.m.:  House Session Convenes                                                            House Chamber:  Audio


Monday, August 28


  1:00 p.m.:  House Session Convenes                                                            House Chamber:  Audio

  5:00 p.m.:  Senate Session Convenes                                                           Senate Chamber:  Audio

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    • Robb Jansen  –  Policy Development Analyst  |  919-807-3407
    • Anne Murtha  –  Legislative Specialist  |  919-807-3403

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