Weekly Legislative Update - Friday, June 22, 2018

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K12 Education Legislation Update

Vision Statement:  Every public school student, through access to needed resources and rigor, will graduate ready for post-secondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen.

Mission Statement: The State Board of Education will use its constitutional authority to lead and uphold the system of public education in North Carolina that guarantees every student in this state an opportunity to receive a sound basic education.

June 22, 2018

The Week In Review and Looking Forward into Next Week

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This week, legislators have turned their attention towards local bills and constitutional amendments. Some constitutional amendments that may be put before voters include a 5.5% income tax cap, and changes to voter identification regulations. Two local bills relating to K-12 education have moved this week, and are discussed below. 


During the coming week, some expect to see the short session come to a close. Depending on the actions of the Governor around bills that have been sent to him, the General Assembly may also consider several veto overrides. 

Bills with Action

State Health Plan

HB 977: Admin. Changes Ret. System/Treasurer - 2018.-AB

Section 11 of this bill gives new charter schools up to two years to elect to participate in the State Health Plan. It also requires a 6 month advanced notice from new charter schools electing to participate in the State Health Plan. This bill has been sent to the Governor. 

HB 954: Rockingham County School Board/Chair Term

Discussed in a previous update, this bill has become law as Session Law 2018-17. 

HB 1076: Alamance/Guilford Boundary Line

This bill, discussed in this former update, has passed both chambers. Because it is a local bill, it will become law without the Governor's signature.  

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2018 Short Session link for bills impacting K-12 education. 

2017 Long Session link for a complete list of bills impacting K-12 education including budget items.

Legislative Calendar

Monday, June 25, 2018

1:00 p.m.: Session Convenes (House)                                                                                    House | Audio

1:30 p.m.: Session Convenes (Senate)                                                                                   Senate | Audio

North Carolina General Assembly 



    • Cecilia Holden  –  Director of Legislative Affairs and Special Initiatives  |  919-807-3406
    • Anne Murtha  –  Legislative Specialist  |  919-807-3403
    • David Smith –  Legislative Intern  |  919-807-3407

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