State and Local

Legislative highlights

EMINENT DOMAIN: (HB8) Amends the constitution of North Carolina to prohibit condemnation of private property except for public use and to provide for the payment of just compensation with right of trial by jury in all condemnation cases.  Adopted 98-18. Sent to the Senate.

DEBT REDUCTION ACT of 2011: (SB464) Sets limits on the ability of the state to incur additional indebtedness so that the maximum aggregate principal amount to finance capital improvement costs of acquiring state land through the University of North Carolina system at $10 million and for acquiring state park land at $10 million. Adopted 64-48. Sent to the governor for approval.

TESTING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: (SB 479) Provides for the assessment of career and college readiness with nationally and internationally benchmarked tests and the continuation of North Carolina’s participation in the development and implementation of tests related to common core standards adopted by a majority of states. Adopted 49-0. Sent to the House.   



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