NC Legislative Newsletter
February 19, 2021
On Wednesday (02/17), the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 37, In-Person Learning Choice for Families. The final vote was 77-42 in the House and 31-16 in the Senate. The General Assembly also passed House Bill 4, Extend ABC Permit Renewal Fee Deferral, on Wednesday. It was an unanimous vote in both chambers. On Monday (02/15), the House filed House Bill 82, Summer Learning Choice for NC Families, that proposes a six-week summer school session.
State and Legislative Issues
NC General Assembly
- NC House approves relief bill for state bar owners
- Why NC has $4 billion to spare despite the pandemic, and where the money might go
- School reopening bill passes in NC legislature; here’s what the governor says about it
- Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) joined state House education and budget leaders on Tuesday to propose legislation providing weeks of additional in-classroom learning recovery for North Carolina students this summer. (Press Release)
On Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Board of Governors elected Darrell Allison as the 12th chancellor of Fayetteville State University. He will begin his new role on March 15. Peggy Valentine has been interim Chancellor since being appointed in July 2019.
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper announced James “Jim” Weaver will serve as Secretary and state Chief Information Officer at the Department of Information Technology. Thomas Parrish has served as Acting DIT Secretary and CIO since Tracy Doaks’ departure last June.
On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper announced new appointments to state boards and commissions. Please find those appointments here.
Nina Oliver, Rowan County Health Director, has resigned to accept the role of Health Director in Carteret County. Alyssa Harris will serve as interim director.
- North Carolina Coronavirus Grants Awarded to 34 Communities (Press Release)
- Governor Cooper announces Grants to Rural Communities to attract 375 New Jobs and more than $60 million in private investment (Press Release)
- Who is Machelle Sanders? New Commerce secretary carries lengthy experience in NC life sciences sector (Charlotte Business Journal)
- Raleigh, Cary and other NC cities may have to push back their 2021 elections (Raleigh News & Observer)
- How Delayed Census Results Could Impact Upcoming Elections (Spectrum News)