Rep. Tim Moore, speaker of the House, and Senate Pro Tempore Phi Berger are worked with Gov. Roy Cooper last week on the 2021-23 Senate Bill 105 Appropriations Act. Map drawings began for redistricting with the members and legislative staff. The first step of redistricting is to form the county groupings.

Cooper signed HB 531 — Timeshare Act Changes/Ed. Prov. Bond Repeal, into law. It makes changes to the N.C. Timeshare Act and eliminates bond requirements for certification of real estate education providers;

Bills sent to Cooper to sign include:

• HB 761 — Police Vehicle and Equipment Protection Act, which increases penalties for breaking and entering into certain law enforcement vehicles and for theft of certain law enforcement equipment. Passed House 96-51.

• HB 854 — Land Use Clarifications, which makes reforms to local government zoning authority to increase housing opportunities and to make various changes and clarifications to the zoning statutes. Passed House 111-0.

• HB 951 — Energy Solutions for North Carolina, which says he N.C. Utilities Commission shall take all reasonable steps to achieve a 70% reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide emitted in the state from electric generating facilities owned or operated by electric public utilities from 2005 levels by the year 2030 and carbon neutrality by the year 2050. Passed House 90-20.

• SB 191 — The No Patient Left Alone Act, which says patient visitation rights will not be impacted during declared disasters and emergencies and directing the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to impose a civil penalty for any violation of those rights.

If I can be of assistance, contact me at Jeffrey.elmore@ncleg.gov, at 919-733-5935 or at 301D, 300 N. Salisbury Street Legislative Office Building, Raleigh, N.C. 27603.

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If I can be of assistance, contact me at Jeffrey.elmore@ncleg.gov, at 919-733-5935 or at 301D, 300 N. Salisbury Street Legislative Office Building, Raleigh, N.C. 27603.

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