MVA Monitor – February 19

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.

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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 that Dionne Delli-Gatti will replace EPA Administrator Designate Michael Regan as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality.

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.

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