On Feb. 3, House Bill 4 (HB4) was brought before the Alcohol Beverage Committee to discuss the extension of the ABC Permit Renewal Fee Deferrals. House Bill 4 was initially filed on Jan. 27 as an act to extend the delay on the payment deadline for certain ABC permit renewals. This bill amends section 1 of SL 2020-94, which defers payment of ABC permit renewal or registration fees by permitees prohibited from operating under Executive Order No. 141.
Senate Bill 36 is an act to make certain modifications to 2020 COVID-19 relief legislation. On Feb. 3, the Senate amended Section 3.3 and Section 5 of the Senate Bill 36. Under Section 3.3, the NC Pandemic Recovery Office (NCPRO) is required to report the number of full-time equivalent positions established by State agencies with funds allocated from the Coronavirus Relief Fund on Mar. 1, 2021. Also, under Section 3.3 the monthly reporting requirement of NCPRO from Apr. 1, 2021 to Apr. 10, 2021.
Under Section 5 the Office of Recovery and Resiliency, Department of Public Safety and the Office of State Budget and Management were deemed the responsible agencies for the Emergency Rental Assistance program. On Feb. 4, the House passed House Bill 4 (HB4) and Senate Bill 36 (SB 36). The Senate Bill 36 (SB 36) will head to Gov. Cooper’s office for his review. Also, House Bill 4 (HB4) will head to the Senate.
Senate Bill 37 requires all local school administrative units to offer in-person instruction to students in grades kindergarten through 12, for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This bill passed the Senate Education/Higher Education Committee on Feb. 2 and passed the Senate on second reading on Feb. 4. It will receive its final Senate vote on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Don’t forget to register for the Chamber’s annual Community Success Forum: Dismantling Systemic Racism presented by Bank of America, on Feb. 18 from 9 – 11 a.m. We are pleased to offer this event at no cost to attendees. If you would like to attend, please register here.
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