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Gov. McCrory Signs House Bill 157 Into Law To Amend Environmental Laws PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 05:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Legislation to amend North Carolina's environmental laws has been signed by Gov. Pat McCrory. House Bill 157 was introduced by Rep. Pat McElraft and Rep. Rick Catlin. It passed the General Assembly Monday with a final vote in the Sentate of 39 to 10.

House Bill 157:

* Increases environmental protections by clarifying the definitions of reuse facilities versus solid waste facilities

* Makes technical corrections and clarifications to the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014 to ensure environmental protection and expedite the removal of ash

* Clarifies that the Environmental Management Commission has the authority to make additional rules to address air pollution from energy exploration and production activities if necessary

* Makes other minor corrections and clarifications to environmental laws.

The full bill text and vote record can be found at ncleg.net.

Legislative Calendar For Monday, March 16, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 16 March 2015 05:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - General Assembly committees will convene Monday afternoon, with the full chambers being called to order in the evening. Following is the legislative calendar for the day.

2:00 PM     Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee     643 LOB
6:45 PM     Select Committee on UNC Board of Governors (Senate)     1027/1128 LB
7:00 PM     Session Convenes (House)

7:00 PM     Session Convenes (Senate)

Audio of some sessions is available at ncleg.net.

Appointments To North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 16 March 2015 04:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state commission that studies data on child deaths in North Carolina is welcoming a new member and two reappointed members.

Gov. Pat McCrory's office made the announcements of two-year terms for three people to the North Carolina child Fatality Task Force. They are:

Dr. Sarah Verbiest (Orange County) – Verbiest is the director and co-founder of the Every Woman Southeast Coalition. This is a reappointment.

Michelle Hughes (Durham County) – Hughes is the executive director of NC Child.

Buck Wilson (Cumberland County) – Wilson is the health director of the Department of Public Health. This is a reappointment.  

The group also examines laws, rules and policies relating to confidentiality of and access to information that affects agencies with responsibilities for children, including state and local health, mental health, social services, education and law enforcement agencies, to determine if those regulations inappropriately impede the exchange of information necessary to protect children from preventable deaths.

Gov. Pat McCrory's Statement On Loss Of Military Members In Helicopter Crash PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 13 March 2015 05:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In the wake of news that North Carolina-based Marines were on board an Army helicopter that went down during a training mission in Florida, Gov. Pat McCrory issued the following statement.


“This tragedy is a somber reminder of the daily risks and dangers the men and women of our military assume in the defense of our freedom,” Governor McCrory said. “Ann and I will be praying for the families of the fallen and the men and women of Camp Lejeune and the Louisiana National Guard.”


The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search.


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