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NCSBA Monthly Legislative Report/2015 Legislative Summary



Monday, November 2, 2015
NCSBA Monthly Legislative Report October 2015 - The 2015 long session concluded in the early morning of Wednesday, September 30. The 2016 short session is set to begin April 25, 2016, which is approximately three weeks earlier than usual. NCSBA has assembled two documents to give you an understanding of how the 2015 more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - August 7, 2015



Friday, August 7, 2015
NCSBA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AUGUST 7, 2015 LOCAL FUNDING LAWSUIT AUTHORITY UPDATE The House voted to not concur in the Senate’s version of HB 561 which included the language prohibiting local funding legal challenges by school boards. HB 561 now heads to conference. Both chambers have appointed conferees as follows. House Conferees Senate Conferees more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - July 31, 2015



Friday, July 31, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update July 31, 2015 Local Funding Lawsuit Authority Update Legislation to place a five-year prohibition on local funding sufficiency legal challenges for school boards (HB 561) is on the House calendar for a concurrence vote Monday night. The House will decide whether to agree to the language of the more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - July 24, 2015



Friday, July 24, 2015
School Board Lawsuit Authority Again Under Attack Another threat has emerged to local school boards’ authority to legally challenge insufficient local appropriations from county commissioners. The Senate Tuesday accepted an amendment from Sen. Dan Soucek (R-Watauga) placing a five year moratorium on the local funding legal challenge option for every more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - July 17, 2015



Friday, July 17, 2015
BUDGET CONFEREES APPOINTED Both chambers have appointed conferees for budget negotiations. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) appointed 82 of his chamber’s members, including 19 Democrats. Senate leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) appointed 32 of his chamber’s 34 Republican members. See below for a listing of each chamber’s budget more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - July 2, 2015



Thursday, July 2, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update July 2, 2015 Continuing Resolution Enacted The new fiscal year started on Wednesday, July 1, without a final budget in place. To keep State government funded during budget negotiations, the House and Senate approved a temporary budget, known as a Continuing Resolution (CR), which Governor Pat more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - June 26, 2015



Friday, June 26, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update June 26, 2015 Budget Update/Continuing Resolution Budget negotiations between the House and Senate have yet to begin even though the 2014-15 fiscal year ends on Tuesday. Lawmakers have turned their attention to getting a measure passed that would keep state government operating until a final more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - June 19, 2015



Friday, June 19, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update June 19, 2015 Senate Budget Process Finishes An $8.2 billion spending plan for K-12 public education was approved by the Senate this week. The Senate’s version of the budget is vastly different from that of the House, both in funding priorities and policy provisions. The Senate’s more»
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