Legislative Report for 05/02/17

The General Assembly faced the “crossover” deadline this week, meaning that most legislation had to be passed by the chamber in which they were filed by Thursday, April 27th. In total, over 100 bills passed out of the House or Senate this week, with sessions...

Legislative Update for 04/20/17

Last week the General Assembly adjourned on Tuesday afternoon to take a “spring break” so that members could spend time with their family over the Easter Holiday so the bills summarized below are those filed on Monday and Tuesday last week. The General...

Legislative Update for 04/13/17

This week things returned to business as usual in the General Assembly following the passage of the HB2 replacement bill last Thursday. House Bill 2 has remained in the news, however, as LGBT rights groups criticize the replacement bill for leaving discrimination in...

Legislative Update for 04/04/17

NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen took a step closer to be confirmed this week after the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously to recommend her confirmation. Senators questioned her about her role in administering Obamacare at the federal level and...

Legislative Update for 03/27/17

House Bill 2 dominated the headlines once again this week, as the 1-year anniversary of the law came and went without any action on a repeal or modification to the controversial measure. News that a 1000-job expansion was at stake broke as the deadline for action set...

Legislative Update for 03/21/17

The North Carolina House is currently considering a bill (HB 88) that would change the way advanced practice nurses are licensed and regulated. Specifically, the bill would eliminate the requirement for nurse practitioners to be supervised by a physician and would...