Senator Angela Bryant, Primary Sponsor, Of SB305–NCEMPA Asset Sale

Alert from the Office of Senator Bryant

 

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SENATOR ANGELA BRYANT, PRIMARY SPONSOR, OF

SB305 – NCEMPA ASSET SALE.

 

“For the last ten years, since my time as a Rocky Mount Councilwoman and NCEMPA Commissioner, I have been working to bring relief to eastern NC from the higher utility rates we are experiencing.  This legislation and sale of assets will position our families and businesses to have comparable electric rates to surrounding communities and to experience the growth and prosperity that we need so much. In addition, this sale will provide fuel savings to all Duke Progress customers and economic growth and development across the state.  This is truly a bi-partisan and win-win effort,” said Sen. Angela Bryant.

 

 

See Press Release Below From

 

Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore

&

Tim Moore, Speaker Of The House Of Representatives

 

 

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Phil Berger
President Pro Tempore
North Carolina Senate
2007 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601 – (919) 733-5708

 

Tim Moore
Speaker of the House
North Carolina House of Representatives
2304 Legislative Building
Raleigh, NC 27601 – (919) 733-4838

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 Contacts: Shelly Carver, 919-301-1744

March 17, 2015                                                                         Mollie Young, 919-733-5917

                                                                                           

Senate, House Announce Bipartisan Plan to Spur Economic Growth, Lower Energy Costs in Eastern N.C.

Raleigh, N.C. – A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would allow dozens of eastern North Carolina communities to proceed with a critical sales agreement that will reduce electricity rates and spur job growth and economic development across eastern North Carolina.

 

The agreement would allow Duke Energy Progress to purchase stakes in power generation facilities currently owned in part by North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). The agency is presently comprised of 32 cities and towns in eastern North Carolina.

 

The sales agreement has already been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, but state legislative action is required to proceed.

 

“This initiative is a win-win – it will bring affordable energy to eastern North Carolina, make the region far more competitive for new jobs and ensure all customers of both entities ultimately pay less on their utility bills,” said Sen. Buck Newton (R-Wilson, Johnston, Nash), a primary sponsor of the Senate bill.

 

The proposed legislation enables NCEMPA to issue new bonds to facilitate the sale of the generation assets, and allows Duke Energy Progress to receive the cost of its asset purchase. It also requires Duke Energy Progress to spread out cost recovery over 20 to 30 years, which ensures a benefit for all customers – regardless of location – in the long-term.

 

“Sen. Newton and I have been working on the Electricities rate problem since we first ran for office in 2010. I am thrilled that Duke and NCEMPA have been able to hammer out a solution that benefits all North Carolina citizens,” Rep. Jeff Collins (R-Franklin, Nash) stated on Tuesday. Collins is a primary bill sponsor of the House bill.

 

Currently, NCEMPA customers are paying as much as 35 percent more than customers in other parts of the state for electricity, a consequence of NCEMPA carrying close to two billion dollars in decades-old debt.

 

Under the agreement, NCEMPA will reduce its debt by more than 70 percent – leading to lower rates for their customers and removing one of the largest obstacles to economic development in eastern North Carolina. Duke Energy Progress will take ownership of a lower-cost electricity supply, which is anticipated to generate approximately $70 million in fuel savings per year.

 

According to NCEMPA, the following member municipalities should see relief:

 

·       Apex

·       Ayden

·       Belhaven

·       Benson

·       Clayton

·       Edenton

·       Elizabeth City

·       Farmville

·       Fremont

·       Greenville

·       Hamilton

·       Hertford

·       Hobgood

·       Hookerton

·       Kinston

·       La Grange

·       Laurinburg

·       Louisburg

·       Lumberton

·       New Bern

·       Pikeville

·       Red Springs

·       Robersonville

·       Rocky Mount

·       Scotland Neck

·       Selma

·       Smithfield

·       Southport

·       Tarboro

·       Wake Forest

·       Washington

·       Wilson

 

This agreement will alleviate the problem of sky-high electricity rates, which have not only placed a heavy burden on working families, but have also deterred new businesses from locating in the eastern part of the state – where utility bills have historically made the cost of doing business much higher.

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Breaking News: Halifax County’s next state senator is Angela Bryant – The Daily Herald

Three-term state Rep. Angela Bryant, D-Rocky Mount, is now a first-term state Senator for the Fourth North Carolina Senatorial District.

This change of title comes after Bryant was elected to fill the vacant seat left by the Dec. 14 death of state Sen. Ed Jones by the Senatorial District Four Democratic Executive Committee Thursday in Roanoke Rapids. (More)

Read more:

3 make cases to fill Ed Jones’ seat – The Daily Herald

3 make cases to fill Ed Jones’ seat – The Daily Herald

The push to fill the seat of the late state Sen. Ed Jones began today, and so far, three names have been entered into the ring.

The First District Congressional Democratic Committee convened today at Twilight Missionary Baptist Church in Weldon, breaking down into the Fourth Senatorial District Executive Committee for the purpose of explaining how Jones’ seat will be filled.

Jones died Dec. 14. (More)

Read more:

Senator Ed Jones

Join Rep. Angela Bryant Debate Watch Party fundraiser October 22, 2012

Response: My friend Rep. Larry Hall Durham NC and Talk Show Host FM 104.3.

Mon. Oct 22- 8 pm- 4 Seasons– Debate Watch Party fundraiser –You are cordially invited to a Presidential Debate Watch Party Sponsored by Rep. Angela R. Bryant NC House – District 7 – Nash and Franklin Counties. Get out the Vote Fundraiser –Special Guests – Rep. Larry Hall – Durham (Also Host of Talk Back Live – Foxy 104.30 and Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield – Wilson. Monday, October 22, 2012–8-10:30 p.m. Four Seasons Restaurant – Corner Church and Thomas Sts. (formerly Carlton House) –
(Refreshments and Wine, Cash Bar); Individual Guest – $30; GOTV Supporter – $50; Poll Sponsor – $100; Early Vote Sponsor – $250; Please donate today online at angelabryant.com/donate
or bring your contribution on October 22 or mail your check to:
Committee to Re-elect Angela Bryant, 717 West End Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27803, RSVP to Alethea Willingham at 442-8659; aletheavty@hotmail.com. Contributions or gifts to the Re-Elect Angela Bryant Committee are not tax deductible. State law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $50 in an election cycle. Contributions of $50 or more must be made by check, money order or credit card (angelabryant.com/donate). Political contributions are prohibited from a registered lobbyist in North Carolina, a business entity, church or non-profit entity.

Read more:

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President Barack Obama

Two Vacancy Announcements & Business & Networking Expo

 

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7 Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

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**TWO JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS &

BUSINESS & NETWORKING EXPO**

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1.

 

The Executive Source

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Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

Raleigh Headquarters

Position to be Filled January/February 2013

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Girl Scouting is currently celebrating its 100th Anniversary as the preeminent girl-focused organization in the United States.  It remains unsurpassed in its ability to create opportunities for the empowerment of girls through the collaboration of girls, families, volunteers, staff, community partners, and funders.  Girl Scouting helps girls discover their own sense of self, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world, and take action to make the world a better place.

 

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Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines announces a broad-based search for CEO due to the upcoming retirement of its CEO in January 2013.  Building on the successes of recent years and the traditions of its legacy councils, the incoming CEO will lead the Council to provide Girl Scouting’s pre-eminent personal and leadership development programs for girls ages 5-17 in all parts of the jurisdiction.   

 

The CEO is accountable for providing leadership, strategic direction and vision for the development and achievement of the organization’s mission in partnership with the Council’s board of directors.  In addition, the CEO directs the Council’s day-to-day operations through the senior management team.  Of particular importance is advancing the Council’s relevance in the community through outreach to and collaboration with community partners.   Responsible for stewardship of the Council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that affect members, staff and volunteers.  The CEO plays a crucial role, in conjunction with the board of directors, in risk management and mitigation covering girl and adult members’ physical risk, financial and business operational risk and brand risk.  Of critical importance is developing and implementing a communications strategy that enhances the image of the Council and effectively reaches out to the diverse population of the Council’s jurisdiction.  The CEO will play a key role in planning, managing and implementing program, revenue and fund development initiatives of the Council.   

 

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has current girl membership of 33,500 girls, 10,000+ adult volunteers and a staff of 71 full-time employees.  Its annual operating budget is $8.5 million, with a recent capital budget of $0.5 million.  It maintains 3 service centers and 6 program sites with out-based staff at 12 offices. 

 

CEO QUALIFICATIONS

 

The CEO will possess solid C-level business skills with a minimum of 7 years’ executive level experience including P/L accountability, and 8 or more years in managerial roles of progressive responsibility.  In addition, we seek excellence across a broad range of executive and managerial functions, including financial management, fund development, business development, planning, board relations, staff/volunteer relations, and the use of social media for business communications.  Of particular importance will be demonstrated leadership within or on behalf of organizations that are highly reliant on volunteers and that serve a youth membership constituency.  It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, with advanced degree preferred. 

 

Personal attributes of the CEO will include a girl-centered attitude, dedication to the mission of Girl Scouting at all times, and the drive to be the voice for girls throughout the Council’s jurisdiction.  The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities and who can serve as a role model of best management practices and solid decision-making.  The new CEO will possess a style of leadership that embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and that empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential, all the while meeting mutually agreed upon accountability measures.  The CEO will be recognized as a community leader in the Council’s jurisdiction, or have the executive presence and profile to achieve this quickly after appointment. 

 

Skilled corporate, non-profit, and higher education executives dedicated to providing world-class leadership development opportunities for the girls of eastern North Carolina are encouraged to apply for this outstanding executive leadership position.  If this is your background and you share a passion for advancing the lives of girls, we want to speak with you.

 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

 

The Council offers a competitive compensation plan commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual selected.  There is a comprehensive benefits package, including generous time off, health, dental, vision, life and LTD insurance options, self-directed 403(b) Thrift plan, including company match, flexible spending plan option, and other attractive features.  Relocation support will be considered. 

 

 

THE COMMUNITIES AND JURISDICTION SERVED

 

The Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves 41 counties in central and eastern North Carolina with a diversified economy representing (among others) – agribusiness and agriculture, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, defense, hospitality industries, information technology and software development companies, and nationally ranked research and healthcare universities.  The Council’s headquarters in Raleigh, NC is very close to the Research Triangle Park with its Fortune 100 companies as well many entrepreneurial ventures.  The Triangle has over one million residents with an international airport, rail service covering the east coast and excellent interstate highways.  Central and eastern North Carolina is justifiably proud of its people, historic places and beach and mountain recreational opportunities.

 

Council web site:   http://www.nccoastalpines.org

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is an equal opportunity employer.

 

We encourage expressions of interest as early as possible to accommodate the Council’s need to fill this important position by early 2013.  For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history to: 

 

Bob Perodeau, Principal

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC

E-mail:  evergreen.source@att.net

P.O. Box 412  Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0412

Voice (800) 221 6663    www.egreensource.com

 

Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001

 

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2.

North Carolina General Assembly

Legislative Services Office

George R. Hall, Legislative Services Officer

 

 

 

August 29, 2012

 

*Vacancy Number: 1099-030951                 Position:         Legislative Analyst

Hiring Range:  $75,000-$110,000                 Working Title:    Medicaid /Mental                                                                                                              Health Staff Attorney

 

Closing Date:    September 12, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.               Division:         Research

 

*Vacancy number must be included on the application.

 

Interested applicants may obtain a General Assembly Application by requesting one from the address at the end of this announcement, by calling (919) 715-1210, by sending an electronic mail request to Judy.Braudwell@ncleg.net, or by visiting our web site at http://www.ncleg.net/NCGAInfo/Directories/Jobs.html.

 

 

Overview-Research Division of the North Carolina General Assembly

The nonpartisan employees of the Research Division provide legal analysis, policy research, general information, and legislative drafting services for the 170 members of the North Carolina General Assembly. The employees of the Research Division serve as staff to the standing and study committees of the General Assembly. Employees are generally assigned to specified subject areas, may specialize in one or more subject areas, or may cover a range of subjects. 

 

Overview of the Medicaid/Mental Health Staff Attorney/Legislative Analyst Position

The Medicaid/Mental Health Staff Attorney/Legislative Analyst will serve as legal counsel and staff to standing and study committees of the House and Senate in the North Carolina General Assembly, specifically working with Health and Human Services Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees.  The employee in this position will provide legal counsel and advice to General Assembly members individually and collectively on the structure and delivery of Medicaid programs and services within the framework of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. The employee in this position must have a strong working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the United States Supreme Court Olmstead decision and their applicability to health and mental health services. This employee will work collaboratively with the staffs of the Fiscal Research and Bill Drafting Divisions.  

Duties of the position:

A Legislative Analyst, under general supervision:

·       Performs legal and policy research and analysis; gathers and analyzes information; writes reports, memos, and papers; and drafts legislation for legislative committees and individual legislators.

·       Coordinates the operations of a committee, interim committee, or commission with committee chairs and legislative staff, and answers questions of and makes presentations to legislative committees.

·       Develops work priorities, methods, and assignments at the request of or in consultation with legislators, supervisors, or other staff and then works independently to complete tasks.

·       Develops a specialized base of knowledge in assigned areas.

·       Staffs standing legislative and interim committees, consults with chairs to develop agendas and identify speakers, assists with meeting arrangements, and prepares background materials.

·       Compiles data and conducts legal or general research for legislative committees and individual legislators and presents alternative solutions as directed.

·       Meets with interest groups and government agencies on behalf of committees and individual legislators.

·       Summarizes and analyzes detailed documents, legislation, periodicals, and other written material.

·       Maintains research files and study records.

·       Reviews committee minutes.

·       Submits work product to the office director or designee for review of content, style, form, accuracy, objectivity, and consistency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

 

·       Working knowledge of the ADA and the United States Supreme Court Olmstead decision as it impacts the delivery of health and mental health services in North Carolina.

·       Ability to offer advice and counsel to members of the General Assembly on issues related to State compliance with the ADA and Olmstead.

·       Working knowledge of Medicaid programs and services and the delivery of services at the State level.

·       Knowledge of the Medicaid State Plan amendment process, the Medicaid waiver process, and experience with the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

·       Knowledge of how other states have successfully achieved community integration and provided supported housing and community health and mental health services.

·       Considerable knowledge of the principles, techniques, and procedures of public policy research and analysis.

·       Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local government organization and functions, including the legislative process.

·       Ability to maintain composure and work cooperatively under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, and the public on a daily basis.

·       Ability to work objectively and impartially with members of all political parties and on all policy issues and with respect to issues of the State.

·       Ability to understand and interpret constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, precedents, and legal opinions.

·       Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal instruments.

·       Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with other staff in a team setting.

·       Ability to prepare opinions and to draft legal and legislative documents.

·       Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

·       Ability to function as a conscientious employee with a strong work ethic who pays attention to work product and process details.

·       Ability to perform both under general supervision and independently.

·       Willingness to follow office procedures and norms.

·       Willingness and ability to work extra and unpredictable hours as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

·       A law degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school, admission to the North Carolina Bar, at least seven (7) years of progressive legal experience, and experience working on legal issues related to the delivery of health or mental health services is required.

·       Litigation experience and experience providing legal advice in the areas of health, mental health, and or Medicaid is preferred.

·       Experience working in a legislative environment is preferred.

 

Application Process:

Application packet must include all of the following:

1.  A cover letter that includes reasons the candidate is interested in the position, and discussion of relevant experience.

2.  Resume.

3.  Official undergraduate transcript.

4.  Official law school transcript.

5.  Official graduate school transcript (if applicable).

6.  General Assembly Application (must be typed, no handwritten applications, see website for WORD version).

7.  List of three academic or professional references and three personal references including name, address, telephone      number and relationship to the applicant.

All of the following must be received in the North Carolina General Assembly Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

 

Submit all items to:                            Judy Braudwell

Personnel Office

North Carolina General Assembly

Room 5 Legislative Building

16 West Jones Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

For information about the position:  Contact Walker Reagan, Research Division (919) 733-2578.

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Twin County Business & Networking Expo

Wednesday, Sept. 12th – 6pm

Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro

Twin County Democracy, our local chapter serving the Edgecombe-Nash region, is meeting this Wednesday September the 12th at 6pm at the Tarboro branch of the Edgecombe Community College in the McIntyre Building, Room A-141.  The campus is located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, NC.

Whether you want to stock up on nonpartisan voter registration supplies, help us do voter registration and preregistration at the local high schools, help us plan a phone bank and distribution of nonpartisan voter guides next month, or just learn more about what Twin County Democracy is all about, please join us on Wednesday at 6pm!

For more information call Democracy North Carolina 919-286-6000

 

 

 

Newsletter from the Office of Representative Angela Bryant

 

 

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NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

Representative Angela R. Bryant

House of Representatives

 

Proudly Representing District 7 – Nash and Halifax Counties until Jan. 2013; District 7 – Nash and Franklin Counties for 2013-14 Session

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Volume IV, Issue 11

                                                   September 7, 2012

 

 

 

NEWS FROM RALEIGH…

 

I always welcome your comments, project updates, suggestions, and visits. My office door and electronic door is always open to you!  As always, thank you for your support! 

 

REP. BRYANT REPRESENTING DISTRICT 7 – NASH AND HALIFAX COUNTIES UNTIL JAN. 2013; DISTRICT 7 – NASH AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES

FOR 2013-14 SESSION

 

Representative Bryant will be representing Halifax county until Jan. 2013, the end of this term, while at the same time, making relationships in the new part of the district in Franklin/Nash counties.

 

Women Gathering at the General Assembly

 

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Rep. Bryant and other members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on June 6, 2012 at “The Gathering: Women at the NC General Assembly,” the first ever joint legislative advocacy day for African American women.  From left to right: Linda Johnson (Past Regional Director for Delta Sigma Theta), Rep. Bryant, and Bobbie Richardson (Franklin County Board of Education member). Women from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., and National Council of Negro Women gathered on the Halifax Mall in Raleigh to send a message to and meet with their state legislators about issues that mattered most to women and their families and communities.

 

AROUND THE DISTRICT & MORE

 

·        Church on the Rise Peacemakers: Aftercare Program. The program will be from 3pm-6pm and will cost $50 per week for the first child and $35 per week for each additional child.  It begins September 4, 2012 and ends May 31, 2013.

Contact information:  Cheri Pullen (252) 314-5616 or Jesse Lewis (252) 903-8856.

  • Production dates for Play- “You Wouldn’t Expect,” which presents the stories of four of the almost 8,000 victims of the North Carolina sterilization program. The dates, times, and locations for the play are:
    • September 28th, 29th, October 5th, 6th at 7:00 p.m. at Nash Arts Center, 100 E. Washington Street, Nashville. Tickets at 252-459-4734.
    • October 7th, 2:00 p.m. at The Booker T Theatre, 170 East Thomas Street, Rocky Mount.  This performance will be followed by a panel discussion including a sterilization victim and state officials. Tickets at 252-459-4734.
    • October 13th, 7:00 p.m., at the McIntyre Auditorium, Edgecombe Community  College, 2009 W. Wilson Street, Tarboro, NC. Tickets available at the door.
    • October 17th, 7:00 p.m., at North Carolina Wesleyan College, Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, 3400 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount. Tickets available at the door and at 252-985-5197 or boxoffice@ncwc.edu
    • October 21st, 3:00 p.m., at TheArtsCenter, 300-G Main Street, Carrboro, NC.  Tickets at 919-929-2787.

·        Healthy Food Financing Forum North Carolina Grown: Moving Healthy Food from the Farm to the Kitchen, hosted by the Support Center and Strategic Partners, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, 3121 High Point Road at I-40, Greensboro, NC 27407. Tuesday, October 9, 9:00am -3:30pm.

·        Voices from The Valley: Patient-Provider Communication Along the Breast Cancer Continuum in Northeastern North Carolina, The Centre at Halifax Community College, 100 College Drive, Weldon, NC 27890. Saturday, November 3, 8:00am-3:00pm. For more information, visit http://www.gbdf.org/ccwelcome.html or call Angela Carter at (252)535-8623.

·        Adolescent Health Mini-SummitNovember 27, 10am-3pm at the McKimmon Center. NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27606.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER…

 

The Rural Economic Development Center, Inc. has awarded the Town of Middlesex (Nash County) an $85,000 grant under the Building Reuse & Restoration Program for their “EastCoast Packaging Reuse Project.” The purpose the Building Reuse Program is to spur economic activity and job creation by assisting in the productive reuse of vacant building in small towns. It targets economic development projects in rural, distressed areas of the state.

The Town of Middlesex requested $100,000 to support the reuse of a 70,000 sq. ft. building located 10235 US264 Alternate. The building was constructed in 1973 and has been vacant for two years. East Coast Packaging, a manufacturer of custom packaging materials, will reuse the property to expand its operations. The company currently operates a facility in Youngsville and will relocate its entire operation to Middlesex upon completion of the renovation project. The company reported a baseline employment of 25 in North Carolina and will create eight new, full-time jobs with an average annual salary of $19,560 ($15,600-45,000). The company does not provide benefits. The total project cost is $955,000.

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North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle announced FY 2012-13 arts grants, totaling $6.2 million, to be distributed to arts organizations around the state. Franklin County Arts Council received a grant of $16,574 for its Grassroots Arts Program. Halifax County received 3 grants totaling $32,523 for its Halifax County Arts Council (Grassroots Arts Program; $14,523), HaliwaSaponi Indian Tribe (Traditional Arts Programs in Schools (TAPS); $8,000) and Hollister Elementary School (AIE Residency Level II; $10,000). Nash County Arts Council received a grant of $22,984 for its Grassroots Arts Program $22,984.

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

Down East Partnership for Children(DEPC) needs volunteers

 

To become a volunteer a person needs to complete an application, sign a confidentiality form, and then complete a short orientation. This can all be done as one large group, small groups, or on an individual bases.

 

Only certain roles require a background check which DEPC pays for. They have volunteers from age 15 and up.

Long term volunteer work examples are data entry for their family first system (calling families and updating their information), weekly cleaning organization of indoor playspace and/or outdoor learning environment, a book swap coordinator, and administrative type jobs in our different departments.  Along with these long term jobs they have a variety of one time needs that come up weekly for example helping prepare a large mailing.

 

For more information, visit www.depc.org or contact Melissa Lowry at 252-985-4300.

 

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Create 200 Jobs in Nash County

State Grant Helps Hospira Modernize, Expand Capabilities in Rocky Mount

 

Gov. Bev Perdue announced that Hospira, a leading provider of injectable medicines and infusion technologies, will modernize and expand the capabilities of its operations in Nash County. The company plans to create 200 additional jobs and make new capital investments for the construction, improvement, upfitting and equipping of existing and new facilities. The capital investment will be at least $85 million over the next three years and could grow to be up to $270 million over the next ten years. The project was made possible in part by a $645,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The state grant will be based on the company investing $85 million over the first three years of the project.  

 

Hospira is the world’s largest generic injectable pharmaceutical manufacturer. The company’s products are used by hospitals, outpatient clinics and other healthcare sites, such as clinics and home-health facilities. The company currently has about 2,400 employees at its Rocky Mount facility.

 

Salaries will vary by job function, with new positions including technical, supervisory, production and support roles. The average annual wage for the new jobs will be $51,780, plus benefits. The Nash County average annual wage is $34,112.

 

The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches. The economic development agreement from Nash County and the City of Rocky Mount has a value of up to $12.5 million over the next ten years.

 

Through use of the One NC Fund, more than 60,000 jobs and $11 billion in investment have been created since 2001. Other partners that helped with this project include: the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community Colleges, Nash County, City of Rocky Mount and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.

 

(SOURCE: Carolinas Gateway Partnership)

 

 

 

SANDERSON FARMS ANNOUNCES 1,100 NEW JOBS IN NASH COUNTY  

 

In a press release issued by Sanderson Farms Inc. (www.sandersonfarms.com), Chairman and CEO Joe F. Sanderson, Jr. announced that the company will locate a new poultry processing plant and hatchery in Nash County, North Carolina. Sanderson Farms Inc is the third largest poultry producer in the United States with annual sales of more than $1.978 billion. As proposed the facilities will provide 1,100 new jobs and create a $91.4 million capital investment in the local economy.

 

"Sanderson Farms expressed an interest in Nash County as a potential plant location almost two years ago," said Frank Harrison, Chairman of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, "and we are delighted that this official announcement will finally make this project a reality. The economic impact of this project will bring 2,400 jobs and $5.5 billion over a 10 year period to the Nash County region".

 

The proposed location of the poultry processing plant is a large, industrially zoned 140 acre site near the interchange of East NC Highway 97 and Interstate 95. The proposed hatchery would be located further east near the intersection of East NC Highway 97 and South NC Highway 58.

 

The processing plant and hatchery operation is expected to employ workers from the Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe County area, where the unemployment rate averaged 13.4% in July 2012. Sanderson Farms, Inc. provides its employees with a competitive salary and benefit package.

 

In light of this announcement, Nash County officials will prepare an agreement outlining the employment and investment obligations of Sanderson Farms, Inc. along with any incentives to be offered to the company. Nash County will announce a public hearing date in the near future where citizens can hear a presentation on the proposed agreement and share their comments with the county commissioners.

 

(SOURCE: Carolinas Gateway Partnership)

 

 

LEGISLATIVE RECAP FROM AARP

The 2012 state legislative short session convened on May 16 and adjourned on July 3. A prime purpose of the session was to adjust the second year of the biennial budget approved in 2011. The General Assembly approved a $20.2 billion budget for the 2012-2013 state fiscal year in late June. As she did last year, Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed the budget bill. The legislature overrode her veto, as it also did last year, on July 2. The approved budget did not include an increase in taxes and was $727 million less than the Governor recommended.

This legislative summary will provide an overview of some of the key provisions of the budget bill (House Bill 950) as well as highlights of other key legislation passed in the 2012 session of special note to AARP members. In addition, information on many of the high profile bills passed this session is also included; however, this document does not provide a comprehensive summary of all action taken by the General Assembly in the short session. To find out more details about the work of the legislature in the session, visit the General Assembly website.

Volunteers Advocates Play Critical RoleAARP North Carolina extends a special thanks to our excellent cadre of 117 Key Legislative Contact volunteers from around the state for their work in advocating with the members of the NC General Assembly for our priority issues. Their visits, calls, e-mails, attendance at public hearings and other numerous efforts before and during the legislative session were critical in ensuring that, among other things, the legislature continued to fund existing programs to support older adults in their homes and communities, maintained current funding to support families caring for persons with dementia, and preserved Medicaid services for older and disabled adults. The valuable work of the Key Contacts this year helped to provide a solid foundation for our advocacy work in 2013.

What is Next? Persons elected to serve in the NC Senate and the NC House of Representatives in the general election on November 6 will convene on January 9, 2013 for the legislative long session. Unlike previous years, the legislature will meet solely on that date to elect officers, adopt rules, and otherwise organize the session. The legislature will reconvene on January 30 to begin the session work. AARP North Carolina staff and volunteers look forward to working with new and returning members of the General Assembly on behalf of those issues which impact the 1.1 million state residents who are our members.

 

Budget Bill (House Bill 950) Highlights:

  • Maintains current funding level for the Home and Community Care Block Grant which provides in-home and community based services for older adults.
  • Maintains current funding level for Project CARE (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty), a program which provides support for families caring for persons with Alzheimer’s.
  • Makes no additional cuts to Medicaid optional services for older and disabled adults (except for Medicaid personal care services as noted in next bullet). Optional services include dental care; eye care and eyeglasses; prescription drugs; occupational, physical, and speech therapies; hospice; prosthetics and orthotics; podiatry services; community alternative programs; in-home care services; mental health services; and rehabilitation services.
  • Changes the eligibility criteria for Medicaid personal care services and reduces appropriations by $6 million.
  • Appropriates $50 million to support a new State Transitions to Community Living Program – $10.3 million to be used to facilitate implementation of the plan to transition individuals with severe mental illness who reside in adult care homes to community living arrangements and $39.7 million to provide temporary, short-term assistance to adult care homes as they transition to the Transition to Community Living Plan (pay for monthly stipends to adult care and group homes for residents who are no longer eligible to receive Medicaid-reimbursable personal care services but for whom a community placement has not yet been arranged).
  • Sets aside $100 million in reserve for any potential cost overruns in Medicaid (current year Medicaid shortfall reached approximately $280 million).
  • Provides $212 million to partially fund the projected enrollment growth in the number of people eligible for Medicaid.
  • Anticipates $59 million in savings through the Community Care of North Carolina medical home coordination of care program.
  • Removes the limits placed on therapy services for Medicaid recipients that were imposed last year.
  • Specifies that an increase in a Medicaid recipient’s income due solely to a cost-of-living adjustment to federal Social Security or Railroad Retirement payments shall be disregarded when determining income eligibility for Medicaid.
  • Authorizes a study to examine feasibility of creating a separate Department of Medicaid.
  • Increases funding for Adult Protective Services to $1.34 million (13% increase) through the state’s Social Services Block Grant.
  • Reduces administrative support for the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services available from the state’s Social Services Block Grant by $63,982.
  • Continues funding for the ChecKmeds medication counseling program for seniors ($1.69 million non-recurring) and the Medication Assistance Program which provides free prescriptions to low-income uninsured persons ($1.7 million non-recurring).
  • Provides $2.7 million in federal block grant funds for smoking prevention and cessation programs (was $17.3 million this year).
  • Authorizes the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division to develop and issue a request for proposals for the management of non-emergency transportation services for Medicaid recipients (can enter into contract only if cost-effective).
  • Cuts public transportation grants by $1.93 million (cut considered had been as high as $8.69 million).
  • Eliminates the New Starts and Capital Program within the Public Transportation Division of the NC Department of Transportation.
  • Continues cuts to numerous health and human service non-profits initiated in 2011 including funding for NC Senior Games which is now reduced to $121,481 (approximately a 20% reduction and the appropriation becomes non-recurring).
  • Provides $4.89 million to county health departments to start or continue community health and wellness initiatives.
  • Directs the NC Department of Health and Human Services to submit an application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a home and community based service program under Medicaid 1915(i) authority for persons typically served in special care and memory care units who meet the criteria for State/County Special Assistance.
  • Authorizes the Division of Public Health to develop a pilot program to enroll individuals receiving services under the Aids Drug Assistance Program into Inclusive Health North Carolina (the state’s program for persons with pre-existing conditions looking for more affordable health coverage).
  • Equalizes the State/County Special Assistance Payments under in-home, adult care home, and rental assistance programs.
  • Provides 1.2 % salary increase for teachers and state employees  and 1% increase for retirees (first raise since 2008) and a one-time additional five days of annual leave credited on July 1, 2012.
  • Transfers the Consumer Protection Division in the NC Department of Justice and Public Safety to be funded through receipt-support.
  • Eliminates $7.9 million in General Fund appropriations to the Housing Trust  Fund by swapping this money out with funds from the National Mortgage Settlement.
  • Caps the gasoline tax at 37.5 cents per gallon (1.4 cents below the current rate).
  • Expands the optional retirement program for University of North Carolina System employees hired on or after January 1, 2013.
  • Includes $5 million in non-recurring dollars to the NC Community College System Office to support the NC Back to Work initiative, a retraining program to prepare North Carolinians facing long-term unemployment for new careers.
  • Does not include funding to compensate living victims of the state’s defunct forced sterilization program.

Highlights of Selected Key Legislation Passed in 2012 Session

Senate Bill 187 — Modifications/2012 Appropriations Act: Makes technical, clarifying, and other modifications to the Budget Bill (House Bill 950) including provisions to prohibit state agencies from using additional funds appropriated in fiscal year 2012-2013 to offset management flexibility reductions, to add a study of the guardianship program within the overall examination of the state’s delivery of mental health services, and to delay the implementation of ferry toll adjustments for fiscal year 2012-2013.

Senate Bill 191 — Local Management Entities Governance: Makes changes in the governance of Local Management Entities (LMEs) with respect to the implementation of statewide expansion of the 1915 (b)/(c) Medicaid waiver.

Senate Bill 347 — Mental Health Crisis Management: Spells out actions considered to be reasonable safety or containment measures and precautions for managing patients pending involuntary commitment placement.

Senate Bill 525 — Critical Access Behavioral Health Agencies (CABHA’s): Spells out services to be provided by a CABHA and staffing requirements.

Senate Bill 655 — Denistry Management Arrangements: Creates a task force to develop recommendations for the N.C. Board of Dental Examiners on how to regulate dental management companies which dentists hire to handle administrative and purchasing functions.

Senate Bill 656 — Right to Choose Physical Therapist: Ensures that patients have the right to choose their physical therapist under their health benefit plans.

Senate Bill 797 — Payment of 2012 Medicaid Costs/Inmate Medical Costs: Among other things, this bill ensures adequate funding (not to exceed $205,500,000) in the state Medicaid program for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

Senate Bill 798 — Various Emergency Management Changes: Among other things, establishes the Joint Legislative Emergency Management Oversight Committee to examine issues related to emergency management in the state and to make recommendations on ways to promote effective emergency preparedness, management, response, and recovery.

Senate Bill 803 — Retirement Administrative Changes: Makes changes to administrative procedures in the NC Retirement Systems Division, including a clarification on the circumstances under which the Board of Trustees of the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System may grant a cost of living increase to retirees.

Senate Bill 804 — Retirement Technical Changes: Makes technical changes to statute, including one designed to bring NC retirement law into accordance with federal changes coming from the IRS.

Senate Bill 806 — Modify Mortgage Regulation Funding: Makes changes to the law dealing with the annual assessments of mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, and mortgage servicers.

Senate Bill 810 — Regulatory Reform Act of 2012: Makes numerous changes to state regulatory provisions.

Senate Bill 815 — Reform Workforce Development: Initiates reform of the workforce development laws of North Carolina, modifies the composition of the NC Commission on Workforce Development, and establishes the Joint Legislative Workforce Development System Reform Committee.

Senate Bill 824 — Expedite Rule Making for Forced Combination: Requires the NC Secretary of Revenue’s interpretation of the law concerning the Secretary’s authority to adjust net income or require a combined return be made through rule making and provides an expedited process for rule making on this issue.

Senate Bill 826 — Revenue Laws Technical, Clarifying and Administrative Changes: Among other things, this bill makes the State Home Foreclosure Prevention Project permanent.

Senate Bill 828 — Unemployment Insurance Changes: Among other provisions, changes the law to continue the three-year look back trigger for extended benefits and further specifies when an individual shall be disqualified for benefits.

Senate Bill 836 — Improve Property Insurance Rate Making: Among other provisions to improve property insurance rate making, this bill requires the NC Rate Bureau and the NC Department of Insurance to study the fairness and efficacy of the current property insurance geographic rate territories.

Senate Bill 841 — Effective Utilization of Program Evaluation Division: Specifies, among other things, that every resolution introduced in the NC General Assembly proposing a study or evaluation by the Program Evaluation Division shall have attached to it at the time of its consideration by the General Assembly an impact statement prepared by the Division.

Senate Bill 869 — Remove Restriction/Firefighter Disability: Removes the requirement that firefighters and rescue squad workers have one year of creditable service in order to qualify for disability retirement benefits under the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System for injuries incurred in the line of duty.

Senate Resolution 959 — Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: Expresses support of the NC Senate for the designation of an annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30 of each year.

House Bill 14 — Use Repairs and Renovations Funds for 2011-2012 Medicaid Costs: Authorizes the Director of the Budget to use repairs and renovations funds up to $94,000,000 to ensure adequate funding for the state Medicaid program for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

House Bill 153 — No Public Retirement for Convicted Felons: Prohibits a person who has been convicted of certain felonies related to employment or holding office from receiving public retirement benefits.

House Bill 237 — 2012 Workers’ Compensation Amendments: Provides that the NC Rate Bureau share with the NC Industrial Commission information on the status of workers’ compensation insurance coverage on employers in the state and makes clarifying, conforming, and other changes related to the workers’ compensation laws of the state.

House Bill 244 — State Health Plan/Add Schools; Whistleblowers: In addition to authorizing two charter schools to elect to participate in the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, the bill provides protections for whistleblowers alleging fraud or other misconduct related to the State Health Plan.

House Bill 457 — Municipal Electric Utilities/Rate Hearings: Stipulates that the Eastern Joint Municipal Power Agency shall hold a public meeting prior to changing rates and the Municipal Electric Utilities that are members of the Eastern Power Agency shall hold a public hearing before changing electric rates.

House Bill 493 — Landlord Tenant Law Changes: Amends the laws related to landlord tenant relationships and establishes a process whereby a landlord may remove from a residential dwelling unit tangible personal property belonging to a deceased tenant after filing an affidavit with the Clerk of Court in the county in which the residential dwelling is located.

House Bill 614 — Enact Volunteer Health Care Services Act: Allows registered sponsoring organizations to arrange for the voluntary provision of health care services in the state, relieves providers of voluntary health care services from additional licensure requirements, and provides limited protection from civil liability to persons providing voluntary health care services in association with sponsoring organizations.

House Bill 707 — Register of Deeds/Directed Trustees/Estates: Eliminates obsolete Registry of Deeds provisions from the General Statutes; amends local agency charges for vital records searches; clarifies the laws governing persons holding the power to direct trustees, trust protectors, and directed trustees and other fiduciaries; makes technical changes in the law governing trusts and decedents’ estates; and authorizes the reviser of statutes to print official comments to the Uniform Trust Code.

House Resolution 939 — Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: Expresses support of the NC House of Representatives for the designation of an annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30 of each year.

House Bill 843 — Modernize NC Emergency Management Act: Among other things, sets forth the authority and responsibility of the Governor, state agencies, and local governments in prevention of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural or man-made emergencies or hostile military or paramilitary action.

House Bill 1025 — Extend Tax Provisions: Extends the sunset on certain tax provisions set to expire this year to January 1, 2014, including the sunset on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) which provides a refundable tax credit to low-income working North Carolinians and the sunset on the credit for premiums paid on long-term care insurance.

House Joint Resolution 1033 — Honor Veterans: Expresses gratitude to the members of the military for their service and honors the memory of those killed in the line of duty.

House Bill 1055 — Eliminate Local Management Entity (LME) Provider Endorsement: Eliminates provider endorsement functions of LMEs.

House Bill 1066 — Passing Title by Will: Clarifies, modifies, and consolidates the law applicable to the passing of title of interests in real and personal property devised by a will and the rights of lien creditors and purchasers of value.

House Bill 1067 — Co-Owners/Unequal Shares/Simultaneous Death: Conforms the law governing co-owners with right of survivorship under the Simultaneous Death Act to the law governing the holding of unequal shares in a joint tenancy with right of survivorship.

House Bill 1074 — Stop Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Government Act: Creates “whistleblower” protection for local government employees reporting suspected cases of waste, fraud or abuse. It also empowers the NC Retirement Systems Division to investigate cases of fraud and abuse and makes it a class 1 misdemeanor to purposely defraud the retirement system by keeping a person’s disability benefit after they have died.

House Bill 1081 — Provisional Licensure Changes: Spells out changes pertaining to licensed clinical social workers, clinical addiction specialists, and psychologist.

House Bill 1085 — State Health Plan/Statutory Changes: Amends the definition of a “dependent child” and limits enrollment without a “qualifying event” to the annual enrollment period in order to comply with the Federal Affordable Care Act. It also repeals the long-term care insurance benefit.

House Resolution 1175 — Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness: Honors the COPD Coalition of North Carolina and expresses appreciation for the organization’s commitment to raising awareness of the disease.

House Bill 1181 — Study Municipal Local Option Sales Tax: Authorizes the Revenue Laws Study Committee to study whether municipalities should have the authority to levy a local option sales tax for beach nourishment and to study the taxation and valuation of leasehold interests in exempt real property.

(SOURCE: AARP)

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS FROM THE “INTERIM” (i.e. Time between sessions)

 

The General Assembly continues to stay busy, even when we are not in session. There are a number of studies, task forces and interim committees that work in between our regular sessions. This week, we wanted to share some information with you about some of the work going on in the interim concerning issues of interest to some of our older residents. I hope you will find it helpful.

 

Fraud

The Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Justice has been directed to form the Task Force on Fraud Against Older Adults. The law (SB 449) requires the task force to examine issues including:

 

·        Identifying, clarifying, and strengthening laws to provide older adults a broader system of protection against fraud and abuse.

·        Establishing a statewide system to enable reporting on incidents of fraud and mistreatment of older adults.

·        Identifying opportunities for partnership among the Banking Commission, the financial management industry, and law enforcement agencies to prevent fraud against older adults.

·        Granting the Attorney General authority to initiate prosecutions for fraud against older adults.

 

A final report from the Task Force to the North Carolina Study Commission on Aging is due by October 1.

 

Mental Health

The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services will appoint a subcommittee to examine the state’s delivery of mental health services. The subcommittee must consider:

 

·        The state’s progress in delivering mental health services in integrated settings.

·        The state’s capacity to meet growing mental health needs.

·        The process for determining catchment areas for psychiatric hospitals including managed care organization groupings and alternatives that would increase efficiency and equity.

·        The impact of implementing the 1915(b)/(c) waiver and other mental health reforms on guardianship roles, responsibilities, relationships, and recommended legislation to transfer State Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services guardianship responsibilities to county departments of social services.

 

The subcommittee will report its findings to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services by January 15.

 

 

Medicaid

The staff of the General Assembly has been asked to study the feasibility of creating a separate Department of Medicaid.  A joint recommendation will be made to the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly no later than February 5, and will include a review of the administration of other state Medicaid programs; an analysis of benefits and disadvantages to creating a Department of Medicaid; any adverse impact a Department of Medicaid may have on the administration of other agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services; and an identification of various Medicaid organizational structures, including any associated costs and savings.

 

 

Housing

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Transitions to Community Living will examine the state’s system of community housing and community supports for people with severe mental illness, severe and persistent mental illness, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The commission will be composed of 32 members. The Commission must appoint a Subcommittee on Housing and a Subcommittee on Adult Care Homes, each composed of 15 members.  Reporting requirements include an interim report by October 1, 2012 and a final plan to the General Assembly no later than February 1, 2013. 

 

 

Economic Development

Southern Business & Development, a leading publication covering and promoting economic development in the American South, announced that North Carolina has been named the “2012 State of the Year.”  North Carolina is being honored as State of the Year based on its performance in 2011.  North Carolina also received this accolade in 2005 and 2006. Southern Business & Development ranks states based on each project announced with a minimum of 200 jobs and/or $30 million investment.  In 2011, North Carolina was successful in landing 89 projects that met or exceeded the publication’s threshold, more than any other state. In addition to the state’s top ranking, Charlotte was named the 2012 Major Market of the Year and Greensboro-High Point garnered the top spot in the Mid-Market category.

 

 

Death

Rep. Larry Brown, a former mayor of Kernersville for eight years, died Thursday. Brown was elected to the House of Representatives in 2005 and was finishing out his final term after losing a primary election. He was a real estate company owner and retired postmaster. He represented parts of Forsyth and Davidson counties.

 

THANK YOU FROM…

·       The Opportunities Industrialization Center would like to thank Representative Bryant for her presence and support of their National Health Center Week activities. They believe that if we work together to uplift all of our community, our economy and quality of life will increase for all.

·       The staff and student of Scotland Neck Education & Recreation Foundation would like to give thanks to Rep. Bryant for taking the time out to stop by and bring school supplies for the children. The students were excited about their gifts.

 

HEAR AND SEE LEGISLATURE LIVE DAILY

 

You don’t have to miss the Legislative Session. WRAL will live stream legislative sessions daily on their website.     www. wral.com.  Also, please remember that you can listen to some committee meetings and press conferences on the General Assembly’s website at www.ncleg.net. Once on the site, select "Audio," and then make your selection – House Chamber, Senate Chamber, Appropriations Committee Room or Press Conference Room.  You can also view the bills I sponsor and co-sponsor from this website address. 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:  Representative Angela R. Bryant, House of Representatives, NC House District 7

North Carolina General Assembly • 542 Legislative Office Building • 300 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC  27603 919-733-5878-Phone • 919-754-3289-FAX • Angela.Bryant@ncleg.net

or Karon Hardy, Legislative Assistant at bryantla@ncleg.net

 

 

 

         

 

Report for Rep. Angela Bryant Halifax, Roanoke Rapids, Weldon, Nash-Rocky Mount, Edgecombe & Franklin 2011-2012 School Year High School Graduation, ABC & AYP (Complied on August 8, 2012 by Chris Faison)

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7 Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

 

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Report for Rep. Angela Bryant

Halifax, Roanoke Rapids, Weldon, Nash-Rocky Mount, Edgecombe & Franklin

2011-2012 School Year

High School Graduation, ABC & AYP

(Complied on August 8, 2012 by Chris Faison)

 

Note: All data is for the 2011-12 School Year. The dropout rate will be made available in February 2013.

*Highlights of the ABCs Program for the 2011-12 School Year.

            For the 2011-12 School Year, 2,482 public schools in North Carolina were assigned an ABC status. 18 schools were special education, vocational/career schools, or hospital schools. 28 schools had insufficient data and 3 schools violated the 95% participation rule (total schools 2,531). The Annual Measureable Objectives (AMOs) are presented for 2,520 of the state’s schools. 1,165 schools (46.2%) met all AMOs, while 1,355 schools (53.8%) did not meet all AMOs. Among the 1,083 Title I schools, 415 (38.3%) met all AMOs.

 

Halifax, Roanoke Rapids & Weldon Summary

ü  The 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report (2008-09 Entering 9th Graders Graduating in 2011-12 or Earlier) had Halifax with a 75.5.% rate (10-11: 71.5%), Roanoke Rapids with a 80.0% rate (10-11: 75.4%) & Weldon has a rate of 85.3% (10-11: 77.1%) [NC 80.2%, 10-11: 77.7%]

ü  Halifax had 0 of 11 schools meet all AMO targets (0%). In 10-11: 0 of 11 (0%) made AYP (remained constant from AYP to AMO).

ü  Roanoke Rapids had 1 of 4 schools meet all AMO targets (0%). In 10-11: 0 of 4 (0%) made AYP (increased by 25%, 1 more school made AMO).  

ü  Weldon had 2 of 4 schools meet all AMO targets (50%). In 10-11: 1 of 4 (25%) made AYP (increased by 25%, 1 more school made AMO).

 

Nash-Rocky Mount (N-RM), Edgecombe & Franklin Summary 

ü  The 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report (2008-09 Entering 9th Graders Graduating in 2011-12 or Earlier) had N-RM with a 76.7% rate (10-11: 74.7%), [NC 80.2%, 10-11: 77.7%]

ü  N-RM has 9 of 27 schools meet all AMO targets (33.3%).In 10-11: 4 of 27 (14.8%) made AYP (increased by 18.5%, 5 more schools made AMO).

ü  Edgecombe has 5 of 15 schools meet all AMO targets (33.3%).In 10-11: 2 of 15 (13.3%) made AYP (increased by 20%, 3 more schools made AMO).

ü  Franklin has 8 of 15 schools meet all AMO targets (53.3%).In 10-11: 4 of 15 (26.7%) made AYP (increased by 26.6%, 4 more schools made AMO).

 

2011-2012 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rates by LEA (School District)

LEA/School Name

Denominator

(students starting out)

Numerator

(students who graduated)

Percent

% Change from 2011

*Halifax County Schools

335

253

75.5

+4.0 %

Northwest HS

188

139

73.9

+0.8 %

Southeast Halifax HS

146

114

78.1

+6.6 %

*Roanoke Rapids City Schools

210

168

80.0

+4.6 %

Roanoke Rapids HS

210

168

80.0

+4.6 %

*Weldon City Schools

75

64

85.3

+8.2 %

Weldon STEM HS

75

64

85.3

+8.2 %

*North Carolina

111101

89126

80.2

+2.5 %

 

2011-2012 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rates by LEA (School District)

LEA/School Name

Denominator

(students starting out)

Numerator

(students who graduated)

Percent

% Change from 2011

*Nash-Rocky Mount Schools

1324

1016

76.7

+2.0 %

W L Greene Alternative

12

6

50.0

no change

Nash Central HS

312

232

70.4

+5.1 %

N-RMS Early College HS

47

>95

slight increase

Northern Nash HS

331

270

81.6

+1.1 %

Rocky Mount HS

302

233

77.8

-0.6 %

Southern Nash HS

296

235

79.4

-0.1 %

*Edgecombe County Schools

540

431

79.8

+4.8%

Edgecombe Early College HS

30

>95

no change

North Edgecombe HS

94

86

91.5

+16.8

SouthWest Edgecombe HS

224

168

75.0

+3.4

Tarboro HS

179

147

82.1

-1.9%

*Franklin County Schools

674

540

80.1

+1.2%

Bunn HS

237

195

82.3

+3.8%

Franklinton HS

245

204

83.3

+5.4%

Louisburg HS

188

141

75.0

-6.5%

*North Carolina

111101

89126

80.2

  +3.5 %

 

The ABCs of Public Education

2011-12 Growth & Performance of North Carolina Public Schools

Halifax County Schools

School Code & School

Grade Span

Met Expected

Met High

Performance Composite

304 Aurelian Springs ES

PK-5

Yes

No

55.1

316 Dawson ES

PK-5

No

No

39.5

324 Enfield MS

6-8

Yes

No

42.6

328 Everetts ES

PK-5

No

No

45.8

336 Hollister ES

PK-5

No

No

51.0

340 Inborden ES

PK-5

No

No

29.6

346 Northwest HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

60.0

348 Pittman ES

PK-5

No

No

54.3

356 Scotland Neck Primary  

PK-3

No

No

50.0

358 SE Halifax HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

68.9

376 William R Davie MS

6-8

Yes

Yes

43.6

ABCs Status: HE-Honor Schools of Excellence; Exp-Expected Growth; Hgh-High Growth; Exc-School of Excellence; Dst-School of Distinction; Pro-School of Progress; Pri-Priorty School, MI-25 Most Improved K-8 Schools or 10 Most Improved High Schools; LP-Low Performing; NR-No Recognition; 95R-Less than 95% tested; AYP: Adequate Yearly Progress (No Child Left Behind Measure)

 

The ABCs of Public Education

2011-12 Growth & Performance of North Carolina Public Schools

Roanoke Rapids City Schools

School Code & School

Grade

Met Expected

Met High

Performance Composite

ABCs Status

Met All AMO Targets

304 Belmont ES

PK-5

No

No

65.3

NR

No

306 Chaloner MS

6-8

Yes

No

77.6

Pro Exp

No

316 Roanoke Rapids HS

9-12

Yes

No

77.4

Pro Exp

Yes

328 WL Mann ES

PK-5

Yes

Yes

76.8

Pro Hgh

No

 

The ABCs of Public Education

2011-12 Growth & Performance of North Carolina Public Schools

Weldon City Schools

School Code & School

Grade

Met Expected

Met High

Performance Composite

ABCs Status

Met All AMO Targets

310 Roanoke Valley EC

8-13

Yes

No

87.6

Dst Exp

Yes

314 Weldon ES

PK-4

No

No

50.0

Pri

No

318 Weldon MS

5-8

Yes

No

54.6

Pri Exp

No

700 Weldon STEM HS

9-12

Yes

No

73.8

Pro Exp

Yes

 

 

The ABCs of Public Education

2011-12 Growth & Performance of North Carolina Public Schools

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools

School Code & School

Grade

Met Expected

Met High

Performance Composite

ABCs Status

Met All AMO Targets

304 Bailey ES

PK-5

Yes

No

79.9

Pro Exp

No

306 Bakersville ES

K-5

Yes

Yes

79.2

Pro Hgh

Yes

308 Benvenue ES

K-5

No

No

71.9

NR

No

316 Cedar Grove ES

PK-5

Yes

No

77.5

Pro Exp

Yes

320 Nash Central MS

6-8

No

No

65.5

NR

No

324 Coopers ES

PK-5

Yes

No

80.3

Dst Exp

Yes

326 D S Johnson ES

K-5

No

No

53.2

Pri

No

328 Englewood ES

3-5

Yes

No

67.8

Pro Exp

No

329 G R Edwards MS

6-8

Yes

No

60.7

Pro Exp

No

332 M B Hubbard ES

K-5

Yes

No

63.8

Pro Exp

No

334 J W Parker MS

6-8

No

No

65.9

NR

No

336 Middlesex ES

PK-5

No

No

68.7

NR

No

340 W L Greene Alter

6-12

Yes

No

21.8

Exp

No

346 Nash Central HS

9-12

No

No

68.4

NR

No

347 NRM Ear Col HS

9-13

Yes

Yes

89.8

Dst Hgh

Yes

348 Nashville ES

PK-5

Yes

No

87.6

Dst Exp

Yes

350 Northern Nash HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

74.8

Pro Hgh

Yes

354 O R Pope ES

K-5

Yes

No

57.7

Pri Exp

Yes

358 Red Oak MS

6-8

Yes

No

80.4

Dst Exp

No

360 Red Oak ES

K-2

No

No

No EOGs

NR

Yes

361 Rocky Mount HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

67.5

Pro Exp

No

362 So Nash MS

6-8

Yes

No

77.9

Pro Exp

No

364 South Nash HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

77.9

Pro Hgh

No

376 Sprng Hope ES

K-5

No

No

64.8

NR

No

384 Swift Creek ES

PK-5

No

No

79.5

NR

Yes

 

 

The ABCs of Public Education

2011-12 Growth & Performance of North Carolina Public Schools

Edgecombe County Schools

School Code & School

Grade Span

Met Expected

Met High

Performance Composite

ABCs Status

Met All AMO Targets

304 GW Bulluck ES

PK-5

Yes

No

66.7

Pro Exp

No

308 G W Carver ES

PK-5

No

No

65.2

NR

No

310 Roberson Ctr for Ed Ac

6-12

No

No

22.7

NR

Yes

312 Coker-Wimberly ES

PK-5

No

No

50.4

Pri

No

324 CB Martin MS

7-8

Yes

No

53.4

Pri Exp

No

326 Edgecombe ECHS

9-13

Yes

Yes

92.0

HE Hgh

Yes

328 North Edgecombe HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

67.6

Pro Hgh

Yes

330 W A Pattillo A+ ES

4-6

No

No

50.9

Pri

No

332 Phillips MS

6-8

Yes

No

47.0

Pri Exp

No

334 Princeville Montessori

PK-5

No

No

50.0

Pri

No

340 South Edgecombe MS

6-8

Yes

No

64.8

Pro Exp

No

348 West Edgecombe MS

6-8

No

No

58.1

Pri

No

350 SW Edgecombe HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

60.9

Pro Hgh

No

354 Stocks ES

PK-3

No

No

69.2

NR

Yes

358 Tarboro HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

71.0

Pro Hgh

Yes

 

The ABCs of Public Education

2011-12 Growth & Performance of North Carolina Public Schools

Franklin County Schools

School Code & School

Grade Span

Met Expected

Met High

Performance Composite

ABCs Status

Met All AMO Targets

304 Bunn ES

K-5

Yes

No

79.0

Pro Exp

Yes

308 Bunn HS

9-12

No

No

86.7

NR

No

310 Bunn MS

6-8

Yes

No

80.8

Dst Exp

Yes

312 Cedar Creek MS

6-8

Yes

Yes

78.3

Pro Hgh

Yes

316 Edward Best ES

K-5

Yes

Yes

82.2

Dst Hgh

Yes

317 Franklin Co ECHS

9-13

No

No

83.5

NR

No

318 Franklinton ES

K-5

Yes

No

68.9

Pro Exp

No

321 Franklinton HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

84.0

Dst Hgh

Yes

330 Laurel Mill ES

PK-5

No

No

69.4

NR

No

331 Long Mill ES

PK-5

Yes

Yes

80.0

Dst Hgh

Yes

332 Louisburg ES

Pk-5

Yes

No

70.1

Pro Exp

No

336 Louisburg HS

9-12

Yes

Yes

76.5

Pro Hgh

Yes

338 Terrell Lane MS

6-8

Yes

No

69.9

Pro Exp

No

339 Royal ES

PK-5

Yes

No

75.9

Pro Exp

No

340 Youngsville ES

K-5

Yes

Yes

86.0

Dst Hgh

Yes

2011-2012 LEA AMO Summary

 

LEA: 420 Halifax County Schools

 

School: 304 Aurelian Springs Elementary
School met 14 (or 82.4%) out of 17 target goals

 

School: 316 Dawson Elementary
School met 10 (or 76.9%) out of 13 target goals

School: 324 Enfield Middle
School met 10 (or 58.8%) out of 17 target goals

School: 328 Everetts Elementary
School met 10 (or 76.9%) out of 13 target goals

School: 336 Hollister Elementary
School met 11 (or 64.7%) out of 17 target goals

School: 340 Inborden Elementary
School met 10 (or 76.9%) out of 13 target goals

 

0 school(s) (or 0%) of 11 met all AMO target

School: 346 Northwest High
School met 11 (or 73.3%) out of 15 target goals

School: 348 Pittman Elementary
School met 10 (or 76.9%) out of 13 target goals

School: 356 Scotland Neck Primary
School met 1 (or 50.0%) out of 2 target goals

School: 358 Southeast Halifax High
School met 12 (or 80.0%) out of 15 target goals

School: 376 William R Davie Middle
School met 14 (or 82.4%) out of 17 target goals

 

 

2011-2012 LEA AMO Summary

LEA: 421 Roanoke Rapids City Schools

 

School: 304 Belmont Elementary
School met 11 (or 52.4%) out of 21 target goals

 

School: 306 Chaloner Middle
School met 17 (or 81.0%) out of 21 target goals

 

1 school(s) (or 25.0%) of 4 met all AMO target

 

School: 316 Roanoke Rapids High
School met 16 (or 100.0%) out of 16 target goals

School: 328 William L Manning Elementary
School met 20 (or 95.2%) out of 21 target goals

 

 

 

2011-12 LEA AMO Summary

 

LEA: 422 Weldon City Schools

 

School: 310 Roanoke Valley Early College
School met 13 (or 100.0%) out of 13 target goals

School: 314 Weldon Elementary
School met 7 (or 53.8%) out of 13 target goals

 

 

2 school(s) (or 50.0%) of 4 met all AMO target

School: 318 Weldon Middle
School met 7 (or 53.8%) out of 13 target goals

School: 700 Weldon STEM High
School met 9 (or 100.0%) out of 9 target goals

 

 

2011-12 LEA AMO Summary

LEA: 640 Nash-Rocky Mount Schools

 

School: 304 Bailey Elementary
School met 28 (or 96.6%) out of 29 target goals

School: 306 Baskerville Elementary
School met 13 (or 100.0%) out of 13 target goals

School: 308 Benvenue Elementary
School met 18 (or 85.7%) out of 21 target goals

School: 316 Cedar Grove Elementary
School met 17 (or 100.0%) out of 17 target goals

School: 320 Nash Central Middle
School met 13 (or 61.9%) out of 21 target goals

School: 324 Coopers Elementary
School met 17 (or 100.0%) out of 17 target goals

School: 340 W L Greene Alternative
School met 2 (or 28.6%) out of 7 target goals

School: 346 Nash Central High
School met 17 (or 85.0%) out of 20 target goals

School: 347 NRM Early College High School
School met 5 (or 100.0%) out of 5 target goals

School: 348 Nashville Elementary
School met 21 (or 100.0%) out of 21 target goals

School: 350 Northern Nash High
School met 20 (or 100.0%) out of 20 target goals

School: 354 O R Pope Elementary
School met 13 (or 100.0%) out of 13 target goals

School: 358 Red Oak Middle
School met 27 (or 93.1%) out of 29 target goals

School: 360 Red Oak Elementary
School met 17 (or 100.0%) out of 17 target goals
School is a K-2 Feeder School

9 School(s) (or 33.3%) out of 27 met all AMO targets

School: 326 D S Johnson Elementary
School met 10 (or 76.9%) out of 13 target goals

School: 328 Englewood Elementary
School met 16 (or 76.2%) out of 21 target goals

School: 329 G R Edwards Middle
School met 14 (or 66.7%) out of 21 target goals

School: 332 M B Hubbard Elementary
School met 15 (or 88.2%) out of 17 target goals

School: 334 J W Parker Middle
School met 19 (or 90.5%) out of 21 target goals

School: 336 Middlesex Elementary
School met 15 (or 71.4%) out of 21 target goals

School: 361 Rocky Mount High
School met 19 (or 95.0%) out of 20 target goals

School: 362 Southern Nash Middle
School met 26 (or 89.7%) out of 29 target goals

School: 364 Southern Nash High
School met 25 (or 96.2%) out of 26 target goals

School: 376 Spring Hope Elementary
School met 13 (or 61.9%) out of 21 target goals

School: 384 Swift Creek Elementary
School met 17 (or 100.0%) out of 17 target goals

School: 396 Williford Elementary
School met 7 (or 53.8%) out of 13 target goals

School: 400 Winstead Avenue Elementary
School met 16 (or 76.2%) out of 21 target goals
School is a K-2 Feeder School

 

 

2011-12 LEA AMO Summary

LEA: 330 Edgecombe County Public School

 

School: 304 G W Bulluck Elementary
School met 14 (or 82.4%) out of 17 target goals

School: 308 G W Carver Elementary
School met 14 (or 73.7%) out of 19 target goals

School: 310 Roberson Cntr for Ed Achieveme
School met 2 (or 100.0%) out of 2 target goals

School: 312 Coker-Wimberly Elementary
School met 9 (or 60.0%) out of 15 target goals

School: 332 Phillips Middle
School met 7 (or 53.8%) out of 13 target goals

School: 334 Princeville Montessori
School met 7 (or 53.8%) out of 13 target goals

School: 340 South Edgecombe Middle
School met 10 (or 58.8%) out of 17 target goals

School: 348 West Edgecombe Middle
School met 14 (or 66.7%) out of 21 target goals

 

5 School(s) (or 33.3%) out of 15 met all AMO targets

School: 324 C B Martin Middle
School met 9 (or 52.9%) out of 17 target goals

School: 326 Edgecombe Early College High
School met 5 (or 100.0%) out of 5 target goals

School: 328 North Edgecombe High
School met 15 (or 100.0%) out of 15 target goals

School: 330 W A Pattillo A+ Elementary Sch
School met 14 (or 56.0%) out of 25 target goals

School: 350 SouthWest Edgecombe High
School met 14 (or 70.0%) out of 20 target goals

School: 354 Stocks Elementary
School met 15 (or 100.0%) out of 15 target goals

School: 358 Tarboro High
School met 20 (or 100.0%) out of 20 target goals

 

 

2011-12 LEA AMO Summary

LEA: 350 Franklin County Schools

 

School: 304 Bunn Elementary
School met 23 (or 100.0%) out of 23 target goals

School: 308 Bunn High
School met 15 (or 75.0%) out of 20 target goals

School: 310 Bunn Middle
School met 25 (or 100.0%) out of 25 target goals

School: 312 Cedar Creek Middle
School met 25 (or 100.0%) out of 25 target goals

School: 316 Edward Best Elementary
School met 21 (or 100.0%) out of 21 target goals

School: 317 Franklin County Early College
School met 1 (or 50.0%) out of 2 target goals

School: 318 Franklinton Elementary
School met 13 (or 76.5%) out of 17 target goals

School: 321 Franklinton High
School met 20 (or 100.0%) out of 20 target goals

 

8 School(s) (or 53.3%) out of 15 met all AMO targets

School: 330 Laurel Mill Elementary
School met 12 (or 80.0%) out of 15 target goals

School: 331 Long Mill Elementary
School met 17 (or 100.0%) out of 17 target goals

School: 332 Louisburg Elementary
School met 18 (or 85.7%) out of 21 target goals

School: 336 Louisburg High
School met 20 (or 100.0%) out of 20 target goals

School: 338 Terrell Lane Middle
School met 20 (or 80.0%) out of 25 target goals

School: 339 Royal Elementary
School met 19 (or 90.5%) out of 21 target goals

School: 340 Youngsville Elementary
School met 17 (or 100.0%) out of 17 target goals

 

 

 

 

 

NCGA Vacancy Announcement – Deadline July 20th

Vacancy Announcement

NC General Assembly

Legislative Services Office

George R. Hall,  Legislative Services Officer

July 9, 2012

*Vacancy Number:   1099-604605

Position:         

                     2 positions

  Hiring Range:         $27,672-$31,200

Division:     Food Services

  Closing Date:          July 20, 2012  5:00 p.m.

Interested applicants may obtain a General Assembly Application at the address below or by calling
919-715-1210; or by sending electronic mail to Judy.Braudwell@ncleg.net; or by visiting our web site: http://www.ncleg.net/NCGAInfo/directories/jobs.html. (Only submit one application – you will be considered for both positions.)

GENERAL DUTIES:   2 positions –one is in Legislative Building Snack Bar and the other is in the Legislative Office Building Snack Bar.  Employee in this position functions as the Lead Food Services Assistant for the operation of the Snack Bar.  The employee may serve as cashier, food preparer, and/or line cook.  Employee ensures that excellent customer service is maintained with each customer, promotes team work, is involved in food service planning, and is responsible for the general daily operations of the Snack Bar.  Work is supervised by the Food Services Manager. This employee will be responsible for opening the Snack Bar at 7:00 am and for ensuring that the facility is ready for customer service with regard to cleanliness, supplies, materials, and food products. The employee will be responsible for closing the Snack Bar and ensuring that supplies and materials are secured at the end of each workday.

We Want Individuals Who Are:

  • Self-motivated
  • Skilled at providing prompt, courteous service to customers in a manner that reflects professionalism in a fast paced environment.
  • Eager to work in a team environment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Ensures efficient and effective operations of the Snack Bar as directed by the Food Services Manager.
  • Ensures that excellent customer service is maintained with each customer.
  • Assists the Food Services Manager in scheduling employees for coverage, menu selection/planning, food selection, proper food storage, preparation, and customer service.

· Assists in food preparation, serving, and clean up.

· Prepares food items in snack bar environment; may determine recipe standards and sets preparation standards to ensure that sanitation methods are followed; may prepare individual items as requested by customers; and, ensures proper control of inventories.

· Serves as the cashier; operates cash register in an accurate and efficient manner so as to ensure that there is no delay in service to customers.

· Assists with the cleaning and washing of cooking utensils and equipment; cleans floors, trays, tables, and serving utensils; conducts daily inspection on sanitation standards.

· Operates dishwashing equipment or cleans serving and food preparation equipment by hand.

· Assists Food Services Manager as requested in training and setting work standards for staff assigned to assist in the Snack Bar.

· Performs other duties as requested.

DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· Two years of experience with related work in a food service operation, supplemented by at least one year of experience as a lead worker or supervisor in a food service environment, with large scale food service planning and operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

· ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire date.

· Ability to perform moderately heavy physical labor for extended periods of time.

· Ability to maintain high standards of personal cleanliness and food sanitation in a food service operation.

· Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and customers.

· Willingness and ability to work extended work schedule as necessary.

· Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment on a daily basis.

· Ability to prepare food items in a manner that are attractively presented, appealing, and meet the desired menu needs of customers served

· Demonstrated ability to function as a lead worker by setting appropriate standards for timeliness, attendance, good customer service, and compliance with standards for the Food Services operations.

Application Process:      A NC General Assembly application must be received in the Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on. July 20, 2012.  Send to:

                                                                    Judy Braudwell

                                                                    Personnel Office

                                                                    North Carolina General Assembly

                                                                    Room 5, Legislative Building

                                                                    16 West Jones Street

                                                                    Raleigh, NC 27603

NOTE:  For your convenience, a NC General Assembly Application is available on our website at http://www.ncleg.net/NCGAInfo/directories/jobs.html.

Newsletter from the Office of Rep. Angela Bryant

 

 

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NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

Representative Angela R. Bryant

House of Representatives

 

Proudly Representing District 7 – Nash and Halifax Counties until Jan. 2013; District 7 – Nash and Franklin Counties for 2013-14 Session

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Volume IV, Issue 9

                                                      July 11, 2012

 

 

 

NEWS FROM RALEIGH…

 

I always welcome your comments, project updates, suggestions, and visits. My office door and electronic door is always open to you!  As always, thank you for your support! 

 

REP. BRYANT REPRESENTING DISTRICT 7 – NASH AND HALIFAX COUNTY UNTIL JAN. 2013; DISTRICT 7 – NASH AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES

FOR 2013-14 SESSION

 

Representative Bryant will be representing Halifax county until Jan. 2013, the end of this term, while at the same time, making new relationships in Franklin/Nash counties.

 

 

Raise the Age NC at the General Assembly

 

 

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Representative Angela Bryant with supporters of Raise the Age NC, who came to the General Assembly to lobby on May 15th. Pictured with: Commissioner Linda Virgil of Sharpsburg (second from left), local activist Jim Grant (far right) and other Nash county supporters.

Raise the Age is a growing bipartisan movement to protect our communities, our kids and our wallets. Currently, North Carolina is one of only two states in the nation that prosecute all 16- and 17-year-olds charged with a crime in the adult criminal justice system, regardless of the severity of  their alleged crimes. The Raise the Age coalition includes legislators, noteworthy judges and law enforcement officials, children’s advocates, church leaders, business leaders, doctors, educators and concerned North Carolinians across the state who’ve worked tirelessly to pass legislation that will Raise the Age of juvenile jurisdiction, save taxpayers millions of dollars and give our kids a better shot at leading productive lives.

Following unanimous support of a House Judiciary Committee, a bipartisan bill to Raise the Age of juvenile jurisdiction (S434) and even the playing field for North Carolina’s youth will move to a research committee to review the steps necessary to fully implement the policy change. This committee will formally take up juvenile justice reform in the coming weeks.

 

(SOURCE: Raise the Age NC)

 

 

 

AROUND THE DISTRICT & MORE

·       Freedom School Summer Camp, Peacemakers Family Community Center, 1725 Davis Street, Rocky Mount, Mon. June 18 –Friday, July 27 from 8am – 3pm.  Transportation is available on an as needed basis.  For more information contact Cheri L. Pullen at 252-314-5616.  Application deadline is May 15, 2012. Also visit the website at: http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/freedom-schools/

·       Summer Music Camps, The Music School of Roanoke Rapids, 1100 Roanoke Avenue. Dates: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27. For more information call (252)678-4954 or visit www.themusicschoolofroanokerapids.com.

·        The Annual Festival, Franklinton Center Day at Bricks (Just North of Rocky Mount), Franklinton Center, 281 Bricks Lane, Whitakers, NC 27891. August 4, 2012, 9:00am-5:00pm.

·       Nash & Surrounding Counties Prison Re-Entry Roundtable, All are welcome to the city-wide roundtable discussion. 820 Nashville Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27803. August 6, 2012, 5:30pm- 8:00pm. For more information, contact Lois Watkins at (252)442-2925 or lois@ncbtg.org.

·       North Carolina Health Professions Diversity Conference, Grandover Hotel and Conference Center, One Thousand Club Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407. August 29-30, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is “Showcasing Success – Creating Equity in Opportunity.” This two-day conference will focus on showcasing models and strategies that have proven successful in recruiting and retaining students in health professional programs as well as maintaining a diverse workforce setting. It will also focus on creating networks, partnerships and collaborations with others around the state of North Carolina that share the same interests in creating equity in opportunity in the health workforce. For more information, contact Gabriela Staley at (704)512-6596 or visit http://www.charlotteahec.org/continuing_education/registration/workshop.cfm?EventID=36402.

·        Auditioning and Production dates for Play, the Nash Arts and The Imperial Center are partnering to mount a full production of a play, You Wouldn’t Expect.  This play presents the stories of four of the almost 8,000 victims of the North Carolina sterilization program.  Performance dates will be September 28, 29, October 5, 6, 7–with the final matinee presentation at the historic Booker T Theater in downtown Rocky Mount.  Audition dates are August 2nd, 3rd with call backs on the 4th at Nash Arts (http://www.nasharts.org/) in Nashville beginning at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Marilynn Barner Anselmi at (252)446-2585 or email to marilynn_anselmi@ncsu.edu.

·        Healthy Food Financing Forum North Carolina Grown: Moving Healthy Food from the Farm to the Kitchen, hosted by the Support Center and Strategic Partners, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, 3121 High Point Road at I-40, Greensboro, NC 27407. Tuesday, October 9, 9:00am -3:30pm.

·        Voices from The Valley: Patient-Provider Communication Along the Breast Cancer Continuum in Northeastern North Carolina, The Centre at Halifax Community College, 100 College Drive, Weldon, NC 27890. Saturday, November 3, 8:00am-3:00pm. For more information, visit http://www.gbdf.org/ccwelcome.html or call Angela Carter at (252)535-8623.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER…

Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount two out of 219 Community Health Centers to Receive Grants

On Wednesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced awards of new federal grants made possible by the health care law to expand community health centers. The grants which were awarded to 219 health centers will help expand access to care for more than 1.25 million additional patients and create approximately 5,640 jobs. Since the beginning of 2009, health centers have added more than 25,300 new full-time positions.  The awards announced will infuse critical dollars into health centers and their surrounding communities, enhancing health centers’ ability to serve more patients and creating thousands of jobs across the country.

 

  • Rural Health Group, Inc. in Roanoke Rapids, NC received $225,000.
  • Opportunities Industrialization, Inc. of Rocky Mount, NC received $650,000.

 

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

Young Women Can Enter $3,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

 

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) are co-sponsoring the 15th Annual Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest for college-bound female high school juniors and seniors.  This year’s topic discusses the impact public policies have on women and historically underrepresented populations as they are decided at the state versus federal level.  The contest’s seven winners will each receive a $3,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to NFWL’s Annual Conference November 15-19, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, Georgia, where they will network with, be mentored by, and speak to hundreds of women lawmakers from across the United States.

 

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, please visit: http://www.womenlegislators.org/events/scholarship-program.php or feel free to contact (202)293-3040 ext. 1005, or by email at events@womenlegislators.org

 

Entries must be received or postmarked no later than July 31st, 2012, after which an NFWL selection committee will judge each essay and determine the seven winners.  The judges will primarily weigh the factors of research, understanding of the Bill of Rights, original insight, and personal connection.

 

I-95 Economic Assessment Advisory Council Contact Information

External Stakeholders

 

 

 

 

Name

Agency

Title

Email Address

Phone

Rolf Blizzard

NC Travel & Tourism Coalition

Chairman

rblizzard1@me.com

(919) 833-8380

Jake Cashion

NC Chamber

Director of Governmental Affairs

jcashion@ncchamber.net

(919) 836-1411

Crystal Collins

NC Trucking Association

President

ccollins@nctrucking.com

(919) 281-2746

Andy Ellen

NC Retail Merchants Association

General Counsel

andye@ncrma.org

(919) 832-0811

Lynn Lewis

NC Travel Industry Association                         (Washington Tourism Development Authority)

Executive Director

lynn@originalwashington.com

(252) 948-9415

Mike Walden

NC State University – Agricultural & Resource Economics

Distinguished Professor

walden@ncsu.edu

(919) 515-4671

Larry Wooten

NC Farm Bureau

President

larry.wooten@ncfb.org

(919) 782-1705

Scott Aman

NC Petroleum & Convenience Marketers

Treasurer

scottaman@newdixieoil.com

 

Intergovernmental Team

 

Name

Agency

Title

Email Address

Phone

Victor Barbour

NCDOT

Administrator, Technical Services Division

vbarbour@ncdot.gov

(919) 707-2900

Greer Beaty

NCDOT

Director of Communications

gbeaty@ncdot.gov

(919) 707-2665

Roberto Canales

NCDOT

Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives

rcanales@ncdot.gov

(919) 707-2800

Susan Coward

NCDOT

Deputy Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs & Budget Coordination

scoward@ncdot.gov

(919) 707-2800

Bobby Lewis

NCDOT

Chief of Staff

bobbylewis@ncdot.gov

(919) 707-2800

Beau Memory

NCDOT

Legislative Liaison

bmemory@ncdot.gov

(919) 707-2800

Kristine O’Connor

NCDOT

I-95 Project Manager

kaoconnor@ncdot.gov

(919) 707-6034

Jim Trogdon

NCDOT

Chief Operating Officer

jtrogdon@ncdot.gov

(919) 707-2800

Stephanie McGarrah

NC Department of Commerce

Assistant Secretary – Policy Research & Strategic Planning

smcgarrah@nccommerce.com

(919) 733-3454

John Sullivan

FHWA

Division Administratior

John.Sullivan@fhwa.dot.gov

(919) 856-4346

 

LEGISLATIVE RECAP

HB 572. ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PUBLICLY FUNDED NONPROFITS. Filed 3/30/11. TO PROVIDE GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY FOR NONPROFIT ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE PUBLIC FUNDING.

  • Provides that a corporation that receives over $5,000 of public funding within a fiscal year has to provide its latest annual financial statements upon written demand from any member of the public.
  • A corporation also has to provide a copy of its most recently completed and filed Internal Revenue Service Form 990 or Form 990-EZ or a copy of the message confirming the corporation’s submission of Internal Revenue Service Form 990-N.
  • A corporation can comply by maintaining these documents on its public website or on a website established and maintained by another entity (as long as the entity does not charge a fee or require website registration to access the information).

(Status: Ratified 7/02/2012)

 

HB 1173. Absconding Prob. Violators Forfeit Benefits. Filed 5/29/12. TO PROVIDE THAT A PROBATION VIOLATOR WHO ABSCONDS OR OTHERWISE WILLFULLY AVOIDS ARREST AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF A WARRANT SHALL FORFEIT ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS UNTIL SURRENDERING TO THE COURT.

·       Such benefits include: unemployment benefits, Medicaid or other medical assistance benefits, Work First Family Assistance, food and nutrition benefits, and any other financial assistance of any kind being paid to the probationer from State or federal funds.

·       This will not affect the eligibility for any public benefits that are being received by or for the benefit of a family member of a probation violator.

(Status: Ratified 7/02/2012)

 

 

Bills Intended to Make Voting Harder Are Dead – At Least Until the next General Assembly begins meeting in 2013

The legislature failed to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the bill to require a government photo ID before voting! And several other voter suppression measures did not pass – including bills to cut a week off Early Voting, ban Sunday voting, repeal Same-Day Registration, end straight-ticket voting, add new restriction for groups doing voter registration, and eliminate pre-registration for teenagers. These bills failed because of your countless calls and emails, your showing up for marches and rallies, your personal visits with legislators, and the many other actions taken by Advocates like you.

Unfortunately, there was no success in freeing up the $4 million in federal funds from the Help American Vote Act. After significant steps forward, top leaders of the General Assembly reversed course, dug in their heels and refused to release the funds for the upcoming election.

It does make a difference who gets elected to public office!

(SOURCE: Democracy NC)

Criminal Justice Legislative Update

 

The legislature adjourned last week after another session of budget cutting and veto overrides on important legislation such as the Racial Justice Act and the budget.

 

While we are all enduring a struggling economy, the 2012-2013 budget didn’t have to be this bad. If the legislature had held off on the business tax which gives a break to every company making over $100,000, or extended the 3/4 cent sales tax, more funds would be available to sustain critical public investments. 

 

Amidst the overwhelming news of damaging cuts, veto overrides, the consolidations and reorganizations that have marked this General Assembly, there were a few positive developments.   Pre-Trial Services supporters managed to keep a bill from enactment that was designed to severely limit pretrial options.  A bill allowing expunction for non-violent felonies was passed and – after a positive US Supreme Court ruling – options for parole were increased for juveniles facing life sentences.   Although the bill to Raise the Juvenile Age was not successful, it was – at long last – favorably reported out of a House committee.  We will report further on these substantive issues in a future Update; this issue will focus on the 2012-2013 budget.

    

Justice and Public Safety Budget

The final budget providing funds to Justice and Public Safety agencies and community based corrections programs has suffered major cuts. 

 

The final Justice and Public Safety budget is $42.9 mil LESS than the Gov’s budget and $20.7 million LESS than the proposed House budget. These budget cuts come on top of 4 solid years of budget cuts.  Agencies and communities are struggling to make do with less every single year. 

 

Corrections, courts and public safety agencies continue to limp along. Community programs that work at the local level to keep communities safe are no longer limping; they now have two broken legs after 4 years of budget cuts, reductions and eliminations.

    

Management Flexibility Reserve: The final budget relied on heavily on Management Flexibility Reserve – funds that come from lapsed salaries – to make over $30 million in cuts without specifying where the cuts would come from.   

 

Some cuts from Man Flex reserve make sense because dollars in lapsed salaries inevitably come open in every agency.  The problem with this approach is that it gives agencies more authority to make cuts in areas not reviewed and approved by the legislature.   If there are not sufficient savings from lapsed salaries, the  management flexibility reserve can become a path for agencies to make further cuts in unintended places.

 

Salaries: The final budget includes a 1.2% pay raise for state employees.  That is a pittance in any year, but certainly so after 4 years without a pay raise.

 

Department of Public Safety

The newly formed Department is reeling from the merger of Corrections, Juvenile Justice and Crime Control and Public Safety.  The merger has brought little in the way of savings and much in the way of organizational chaos.  These three agencies are now wrestling with how to best provide services as one mega- department.

 

Justice Reinvestment: There are numerous problems with Justice Reinvestment getting off the ground. Virtually everything is taking longer than initially expected and funds have not been reinvested as anticipated. The Justice Reinvestment Act has added post-release supervision to an additional 14,000 people with the stated goal of providing both supervision and additional treatment opportunities. Unfortunately, the 2012-2013 budget doesn’t provide reinvested funds for either goal.

 

We have long supported a reinvestment of funds in the Justice system.  At this point, though, a REAL reinvestment is needed to reduce recidivism.   That investment has not been made. Financial savings cannot be realized without reductions in recidivism.  We’d like to see the reality on the ground match the rhetoric in the air.

 

TECS/ CJPP: The final budget cuts TECS (Treatment for Effective Community Supervision) by $5 million and replaces it with $5 million from the Misdemeanor Confinement fund.  While the funds are available in the Misdemeanor Confinement fund, it is unfortunate to begin TECS- a lynchpin in Justice Reinvestment – with the Department of Public Safety raising questions about the stability of the funding. 

 

The TECS program has not issued contracts yet and is not expected to begin taking clients in many areas until October. The administration has reduced funds allocated for substance abuse services  and has applied them to another evidence-based program – Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI). While CBI is a good program, serious concerns remain about the reductions in available substance abuse treatment dollars across the budget.

      

The funds (approximately $9 million) that were used in the Criminal Justice Partnership Program for approximately 7,000 individuals will now be spread across a greater number of probationers.  In addition, these services are said to be available to some of the 14,000 individuals coming out on post-release supervision.  These funds were not sufficient to start with and definitely won’t be enough to help reduce recidivism for a greatly increased population. 

 

Post-Release Supervision: To complicate matters further, no funds have been included for post-release supervision officers and only a portion of what’s needed for the parole commission ($169,000) has been funded.  The Governor had requested $12.2 million for these purposes.  The final budget contemplates a reassignment of vacant positions although some of the dollars are likely needed for other unanticipated expenses, not to mention the need to fill the actual vacant positions for their original purposes.

 

Prisons Closed/ Dollars Not Reinvested:In 2011, the legislature could have immediately redirected dollars saved from the closing of 4 prisons into Justice Reinvestment needs. That wasn’t done. The Department of Public Safety now requires NEW dollars – rather than reinvested dollars – to fund officers for post-release supervision.  Those dollars are not in the budget.

 

90 Day Revocations: The 90 day revocations and the “quick dips” – have still not started. 

  

Misdemeanant Confinement Fund: The misdemeanant confinement fund is distributing misdemeanant offenders into open jail beds across the state, but it does nothing to address any underlying treatment issues or needs with this group. It is an incarceration only program and is managed by the Sherriff’s Association.  In addition, a lawsuit is underway which could undermine approximately $11 million in fees that comprise a major chunk of the funding for this program.

 

Department of Public Safety – Juvenile Justice

     There is a $1.6 management flexibility reserve Juvenile Justice that could have an impact on other items as the fiscal year progresses.  

 

Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPCs): These have been maintained without a cut.

 

Bridge Program: This Western NC program that trains court-involved youth to fight fires has been eliminated from the Justice and Public Safety budget. Fortunately, it has been preserved by a transfer to the Department of Agriculture where staffers appear to value this highly regarded program.

 

Youth Development Centers: The final budget eliminates $1.7 million in funding for the newly constructed Edgecombe Youth Development Center. We would prefer to see a cut taken from the antiquated Dobbs facility. This cut also represents a movement away from the treatment model under which Juvenile Justice has been operating.

 

 Indigent Defense

      There are no changes in the final budget for Indigent Defense Services.  Unfortunately, IDS is wrestling with budget problems with serious budget problems. IDS runs out of money at approximately the end of the 3rd quarter and can’t pay anyone until funds are appropriated again in June.  This inadequate payment system comes on top of cuts in hourly rates that have many attorneys talking about throwing in the towel all together when it comes to representing indigent defendants.    

 

Judicial

      The Administrative Office of the Courts was cut by $5 million in management flexibility reserve.   That cut could possibly be imposed on other unspecified items as the year progresses. 

 

Clerks and the Conference of District Attorneys: these conferences were not cut by 10% in the final budget as they had been in the House. 

 

Drug Treatment Court Treatment Dollars:  We salute the areas of the state that have found ways to continue their Drug Treatment Courts in spite of the continuing attacks on funding. After eliminating Drug Treatment Court case management staff in 2011, the final budget now completely eliminates $2,258 million in substance abuse treatment dollars for the remaining drug courts.

 

Legal Services: The final budget includes $671,250 in pass through funds to the NC state bar for Access to Civil Justice.

 

Family Courts: We are pleased to see that Family Courts are included in the final budget. 

 

Trial Court Administrators: We are pleased to see that these important court management positions are included in the final budget after a mention of possible cuts.

 

 

Justice

New Crime Lab: $ 3 million has been allocated for a new crime lab in Edneyville.

 

No New Positions for DNA: The SBI is receiving a large volume of requests for testifying about DNA results. The conference budget does NOT include 12 positions in the triad region lab to handle DNA submissions.

 

Mortgage Settlement Funds: The Governor’s budget did much more with the Mortgage settlement funds than is included in the final budget.  Funds in the Governor’s budget would have been used to increase attention to financial fraud by allocating nearly $10 million to expand prosecution of lending and financial crimes and to expand financial investigative ability. 

 

SBI Training: No increases have been included for SBI training and certification even though it was recently reported that a significant number of analysts didn’t pass their certification test. The SBI continues to require careful attention after the finding of false blood spatter evidence presented by Mr. Deaver.  The documented cases of improper testimony and analysis continue to reduce public confidence in the court system.

 

MH/DD/SA and Medicaid

 Medicaid: The final budget anticipates over $59 million in savings for the care of Medicaid recipients along with another $6.6 million in pharmacy “improvements.” These savings are expected to come from improving managed care through Community Care NC. If these savings are not realized, there will be another gap in services.

 

Mental Health: Approximately $20 million was cut to the funds allocated to communities for Mental Health/ Substance Abuse/ Developmental Disabilities services at the community level. $345 million is the total amount now available and these funds support services provided to families, children, veterans and our most vulnerable citizens. These cuts compound the treatment cuts made in Drug Treatment Courts and in the Treatment for Effective Community Services program.

 

Local Management Entities (LME): The LME administrative budgets for Mental Health/ Substance Abuse and Developmental Disabilities have also been reduced by $8.4 million.

 

Managed Care Organizations: We had hoped the transition to Managed Care Organizations might have been slowed down, but that didn’t happen. The negative impact is widespread and is particularly damaging to individuals with developmental disabilities who will lose their case managers. This is a shameful loss to anyone who cares about insuring the well-being of citizens with disabilities.

 

(SOURCE: Carolina Justice Policy Center)

 

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Some Legislative Links for 2012 Short Session

Session Laws for 2011 and 2012:

http://ncleg.net/gascripts/EnactedLegislation/ELTOC.pl?sType=Law&sSessionToView=2011&sSort=sSortKey

 

scroll to bottom for most recent. This updates as the legislature processes bills from the Governor.

 

Bills on the Governor’s desk:

http://ncleg.net/gascripts/chaptered_bills/governor_pres.pl?Biennium=2011&SessionNumber=2&StartIndex=100 (59 as of 7/5)

 

 

Statutes and Session Laws affected by 2012 legislation including bills on the Governor’s desk:

http://bit.ly/Nq3qnJ

 

 

Thank You From Roanoke Rapids….

 

·       The City of Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department sent a thank you to Representative Bryant for her support of the arts in Halifax County during this Year’s session of the General Assembly. The portion of the funds awarded was used to provide musical entertainment and marketing materials for the Summer Concert Series “Fridays in the Park.”

 

·       The Roanoke Avenue Business Alliance (RABA) in Roanoke Rapids sent a thank you to Representative Bryant for her support of the North Carolina Arts Council and Halifax County Arts Council Grassroots Art Program. This program helps tackle the problem with boarded windows by calling for those windows to be covered with beautiful, historically-themed window murals.

 

 

 

HEAR AND SEE LEGISLATURE LIVE DAILY

 

You don’t have to miss the Legislative Session. WRAL will live stream legislative sessions daily on their website.     www. wral.com.  Also, please remember that you can listen to some committee meetings and press conferences on the General Assembly’s website at www.ncleg.net. Once on the site, select “Audio,” and then make your selection – House Chamber, Senate Chamber, Appropriations Committee Room or Press Conference Room.  You can also view the bills I sponsor and co-sponsor from this website address. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:  Representative Angela R. Bryant, House of Representatives, NC House District 7

North Carolina General Assembly • 542 Legislative Office Building • 300 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC  27603 919-733-5878-Phone • 919-754-3289-FAX • Angela.Bryant@ncleg.net

or Karon Hardy, Legislative Assistant at bryantla@ncleg.net

 

 

 

See related:

Rep. Angela Bryant

Updated Expunction Criminal Records Information

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7 Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

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Legislative Update this Alert contains recent legislation on the following: Ex-Offender Re-Entry, Expunction of Criminal Records, N.C. Mechanic Lien Laws, and Municipal Electric Utilities/Rate Hearings.


 

HB 233: Local Ex-Offender Re-entry Council Established (Sponsored by Rep. Bryant)

 

  • Department of Correction/Ex-Offenders. – HB 233. Filed 3/3/11. This bill requires the Department of Correction to designate it office of research and planning as the single state agency responsible for the coordination and implementation of re-entry policy initiatives; and to encourage the Department of Correction to continue its efforts to assist offenders in successfully reentering society, as recommended by the joint select committee on ex-offender reintegration into society.
  • During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Research and Planning Section of the Department of Public Safety shall work with local communities to form up to 10, but not less than three, local reentry councils to develop comprehensive local reentry plans, to document and maximize the use of existing services, and to supervise and coordinate innovative responses to the reintegration of ex-offenders at the local level. The Section shall also form a State-level advisory group with broad representation of involved State agency leadership, service providers, and program recipients.

(Status: Included in SB 141, Ratified 7/2/12)

 


 

EXPUNCTION OF CRIMINAL RECORDS

 

This is a summary of North Carolina law concerning the expunction of criminal records. Expunction is the process by which a record of criminal conviction is removed by order of the court, and the individual is restored to the status he or she occupied before the arrest or indictment.  The terms ‘expunction’ and ‘expungement’ are often used interchangeably, and both appear in the statutes. In very limited circumstances, North Carolina law permits the expunction of certain offenses from a person’s criminal record. There are several requirements that must be met for expunction and each individual can generally be granted only one expungement in his or her lifetime. Any person seeking advice regarding a specific case should contact an attorney of his or her choice for more information.

New Expunction Legislation- Non-violent Offenses

 

  • HB 1023. This bill provides for expunction of nonviolent felonies or nonviolent misdemeanors after 15 years for those who have had no other convictions for felonies or misdemeanors other than traffic violations. There is no age limitation. Persons who have previously received an expungement under this or other specified provisions, or persons who have previously been convicted of a felony would not qualify under this bill. (Status: Ratified 7/02/2012; supported by Rep. Bryant)

 

Expunction When Charges Dismissed/Not Guilty

 

  • Charges Dismissed Or Person Found Not Guilty – G.S. 15A-146 provides for the expunction of records when charges are dismissed or there is a finding of not guilty. A person charged with any crime, whether a misdemeanor or a felony, who is not convicted of that offense, can apply to the court of the county where the charge was brought to have the charge expunged.  Persons who have previously received an expungement under this or other specified provisions, or persons who have previously been convicted of a felony would not qualify under this provision.
    • If a person is charged with multiple offenses and all of the charges are dismissed or if it is found that the person is not guilty or not responsible, then the person may apply to have each of those charges expunged if the offenses occurred within the same 12-month period of time or if the charges are dismissed or findings are made within one week of each other for superior court and 1 day for district court.

 

  • Charges Dismissed Or Person Found Not Guilty As A Result Of Identity Fraud – G.S. 15A-147 provides for the expunction of records when a charge is dismissed or there is a finding of not guilty in a case where a person is charged with a crime as a result of someone else using the person’s identifying information to commit an infraction or crime.  When the charge against the person is dismissed, a finding of not guilty is made, or the conviction is set aside, the person can apply to have the charge expunged. There is no limit to the number of times a person who is the victim of identity fraud can qualify for an expungement under this provision.

 

  • Charges Dismissed Or Person Found Not Guilty Of Certain Drug-Related Offenses Committed While Under The Age Of 21 – G.S. 15A-145.2(b) provides for the expunction of records when a person is charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance or possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine, and the charges are subsequently dismissed or there is a finding of not guilty. An order of expunction must be entered if the court determines that the person was not over 21 at the offense for which the person was charged occurred. A similar provision is contained in G.S. 15A-145.3(b) with regard to misdemeanor violations of the Toxic Vapors Act and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

  • Pardon of Innocence – G.S. 15A-149 provides for the expunction of records when a person has been granted a pardon of innocence by the Governor. 

 

 

Expunction When the Offender Was Under a Specified Age at the Time of the Offense

 

  • Juvenile Records – G.S. 7B-3200 provides for a person who has reached the age of 18 to petition for the expunction of records relating to the person’s having been adjudicated delinquent or undisciplined while a minor.  This provision does not allow the expunction of records relating to an offense that would have been a Class A-E felony if committed by an adult. The statute also provides for expunction of juvenile records when a juvenile petition was dismissed without adjudication

 

  • Convictions of Misdemeanor Committed While Under The Age Of 18 – G.S. 15A-145 provides for the expunction of records for first offenders convicted of a misdemeanor committed while under the age of 18.  A person who is convicted of a misdemeanor committed prior to reaching the age of 18 may have that conviction expunged after 2 years, assuming there have been no other convictions within that time period.

 

  • Misdemeanor Possession Of Alcohol Committed While Under the Age of 21 – G.S. 15A-145 also provides for the expunction of records for first offenders convicted of misdemeanor possession of alcohol who were under the age of 21 at the time the offense was committed. A person who is convicted of misdemeanor possession of alcohol committed while under the age of 21 may have that conviction expunged after 2 years, assuming there have been no other convictions in that time period.

 

  • Misdemeanor Cyberbullying Committed While Under the Age of 18 – G.S. 14-458.1(c) provides for the conditional discharge and dismissal of a misdemeanor cyberbullying offense committed while under the age of 18 and provides that expunction may be obtained pursuant to G.S. 15A-146. (See Charges Dismissed or Person Found Not Guilty above)

 

  • Certain Gang Offenses Committed While Under the Age of 18 – G.S. 15A-145.1 provides for the expunction of records for first offenders who are either (i) convicted of, or (ii) discharged and dismissed, for certain gang offenses, when the offense was committed while the offender was under the age of 18.  A person who is convicted of, or discharged and dismissed for, one of these offenses committed while under the age of 18 may have that conviction expunged after 2 years, assuming there have been no other convictions in that time period.

 

 

Expunction Of Other Types of Convictions  

 

  • Conditional Discharge And Expunction For First-time Drug Offenders – G.S. 15A-145.2(a) and G.S. 15A-145.3(a) authorize the expunction of records for offenses discharged and dismissed pursuant to G.S. 90-96(a) or (a1) or G.S. 90-113.14(a) or (a1). These conditional discharges and dismissals are for first offenders who were under the age of 21 at the time the offense was committed, and who have not previously been convicted of any offense under North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Act, Toxic Vapors Act, or Drug Paraphernalia Act, or under corresponding federal law or the laws of another state. When such person pleads guilty to or is found guilty of misdemeanor drug possession, possession of less than one gram of cocaine, possessing drug paraphernalia, or inhaling or possessing any substance having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes, the court may, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of such person, defer further proceedings and place the offender on probation under certain conditions.  Discharge and dismissal under this provision may occur only once with respect to any person.

 

  • Cancellation and Expunction for First-time Drug Offenders – G.S. 15A-145.2(c) and G.S. 15A-145.3(c) apply to first offenders who were under the age of 21 at the time the offense was committed, and who have not previously been convicted of any offense under North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Act, Toxic Vapors Act, or Drug Paraphernalia Act, or under corresponding federal law or the laws of another state.  No sooner than 12 months after conviction, the person may apply to the court  to have a conviction of misdemeanor drug possession, possession of less than one gram of cocaine, possessing drug paraphernalia, or inhaling or possessing any substance having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes, cancelled and records of that conviction expunged.  Cancellation and expunction under this provision may occur only once with respect to any person.

 

  • Misdemeanor Larceny – G.S. 15A-145(d1) provides for the expunction of a misdemeanor conviction of misdemeanor larceny pursuant to G.S. 14-72(a) if the person has no felony convictions, it has been at least 15 years since the conviction for misdemeanor larceny, and the person has had no felony or misdemeanor convictions during that 15 year period. 

 


 

Bills That Aim to “Fix” N.C. Lien Law

SB 42: Mech. Liens/Pvt Lien Agent

 

AN ACT TO REQUIRE PERSONS FURNISHING LABOR OR MATERIALS IN CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS TO REAL PROPERTY TO GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE DESIGNATED LIEN AGENT OF THE OWNER OF THE IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY TO PRESERVE THEIR LIEN RIGHTS.

 

The problem that the bill addresses:

 

“Laborers and materialmen” render services for the improvement of real property.  Unlike most contractors, much of the work and materials these craftsmen add to improve real estate would be impossible to remove after installation—they can’t come and “take back” what has not been paid for.  Since 1867, the North Carolina Constitution has provided a special protection for these folks. 

 

Current law allows a contractor or subcontractor to file a claim of lien on real property within 120 days of completion of work. The claim of lien relates back to the first furnishing of labor, services or material by the contractor or subcontractor, without regard to whether the property has been transferred to an innocent third party purchaser for value. The lien takes priority over the lender’s deed of trust and the innocent purchaser’s interest in the property

 

There is no requirement in current law that any notice whatsoever be in the public record prior to the transfer of the property in order to have priority over innocent purchasers or lenders. In these situations, a “hidden” lien is created which cannot be identified through the due diligence performed by closing attorneys, lenders and title insurance companies during the real estate closing process.

 

“Hidden” liens have resulted in millions of dollars in claims against purchasers, lenders and title insurance companies.  In some cases a valid claim of lien can be filed years after a house in a subdivision has been bought by an innocent third party who contracted to buy a “ready-made” house, and had no dealings with the builder or the subcontractors who built the house.

 

What the bill does:

·       This bill brings transparency to the process – would allow a pre-notice to be sent by potential lien claimants prior to a closing.

·       This bill is a compromise bill that strikes a fair balance between the various parties involved in the construction process.

·       Owners of construction projects in excess of $30,000 would appoint a lien agent, who could be a title insurance company or agency that has registered with the Department of Insurance. This should be done no later than the time the owner first contracts with any person to improve the real property.

o   Owners, when making improvements to an existing single-family residential dwelling unit that is used by the owner as a residence, are exempt from the requirement to designate a lien agent.

·       The lien agent information will be available to those that provide labor or materials to the project, and will be listed on any building permit and maintained at the permit office.

·       Contractors, subcontractors and suppliers who wish to claim a lien on the real property would send a simple one page form to the lien agent announcing that they’re working on the project before closing. The notice can be sent before, during or after they perform their work.

·       The bill protects those subcontractors who provide labor or materials right before closing by allowing them additional time to file their notice.

·       The bill protects those subcontractors and suppliers who do not provide labor on the job site by requiring the lien agent information to be provided to them by the companies they contract with for their work.

·       The bill provides that no action of a contractor shall be effective to prejudice the rights of a subcontractor without the subcontractor’s written consent when all of the following have occurred in compliance with the applicable statutory requirements: (1) the subcontractor has given notice to the owner’s designated lien agent (if any); (2) the subcontractor has served notice of a lien claim on the owner; and (3) the subcontractor has delivered a copy of the lien claim notice served on the owner to the owner’s lien agency (if any).

·       Before the closing, the lien agent will forward the notices to the closing attorney, who will resolve any claims against the real property as a part of the closing process.

  • This gives contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers a simple inexpensive way to be in the conversation when there is money on the table at closing. If there is a dispute, it can be resolved while all of the parties are still present and those best able to resolve the issue are involved and motivated to reach a fair solution, rather than months or years later, when only the innocent purchaser, lender or their title insurer are present.
  • Senate Bill 42 is not intended to change the current protections in the law for laborers and materialmen. It is designed to allow a fair and transparent process to be sure everyone who has improved real property can be paid when the property changes hands or when a new loan is funded on the real estate.

 

(Status: Ratified 6/28/2012)

 

                

HB 1052: Mechanics Liens/Bond Payment Reform

 

AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO NORTH CAROLINA’S MECHANICS LIEN, TAX LIEN, AND PAYMENT BOND LAWS.

 

What the bill does:

  • Requires more steps to be taken in order to perfect a claim of lien on real property. It requires service of Claim of Lien upon record owner of property (previous law required service of Notice of Claim of Lien Upon Funds only).
  • The former owner of improved property is not a necessary party in an action to enforce a claim of lien.
  • The lien attaches immediately upon first furnishes of labor, material, or rental equipment at the improvement site and is perfected when written notice is given to the obligor.
  • Owners and contractors against whose interest the lien is claimed are allowed to make, receive, or use payments until a claimant provides the required written notice.
  • If the contractor signed a lien waiver before the claim of lien on real property is filed, then the subcontractor’s right to a claim of lien on real property is waived but the subcontractor’s rights to a claim of liens on funds is unaffected.
  • False statements originally constituted a misdemeanor. Now, in addition to that, any person who makes a false written statement about the amount due is subject to a claim for unfair and deceptive practice and can give rise to disciplinary action by licensing boards.
  • Notice is now required for public subcontract only for portions of claims exceeding $10,000.
  • Registered mail is no longer an option for providing notice.
  • There is clarification that a part of real property, listed as one parcel and then divided into a separate parcel, must be released from the tax lien, after the part’s assessed value has been certified by the county assessor and payment of all past-due taxes on both parcels and all penalties and interest have been paid.

 

(Status: Ratified 6/29/2012)


 

HB 457: Municipal Electric Utilities/Rate Hearings

 

AN ACT PROVIDING THAT THE EASTERN JOINT MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY SHALL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING PRIOR TO CHANGING RATES AND THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE EASTERN POWER AGENCY SHALL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE CHANGING ELECTRIC RATES.

 

What the bill does:

  • It provides merely for a public meeting notice by the power agency when it is taking action to change electric rates and a public hearing notice by the city/town when it is taking action to change electric rates. 

 

·       Previously, the Power Agency provided notice of its regular meeting schedule but not the specific agenda items; though, copies would be available upon request.  The cities only provided public hearing notices if the rate change is at the same time as the budget, and even then the notice would not specify that an electric rate change is the subject of the hearing.  Now, the rate change agenda item will be specified in the notice published once a week for a 2 week period and would cover any meeting at which a rate change is being considered.

 

More Information

 

·       Section 1 of the bill requires municipalities that are members of the Eastern Municipal Power Agency to hold a public hearing prior to changing the rates for electric service. The municipality will be required to publish a notice once a week for two successive weeks in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality. The notice must clearly state the purpose of the meeting and the amount of the proposed change in the rates. Any retail electric customer of the may speak at the hearing.

 

·       Section 2 of the bill requires the Eastern Municipal Power Agency to hold a public meeting prior to changing its rates for energy sold to the members of that Power Agency. The Power Agency will be required to provide notice to the municipalities that are members of the Agency, and publish a notice once a week for two successive weeks in each newspaper having general circulation in each of the member municipalities. The notice must clearly state the purpose of the meeting and the amount of the proposed change in the rates.

 

 

·       Exception: the sections mentioned above do not apply to actions required to be taken by a municipality to revise its rates, fees or charges authorized if the revision is required to be implemented immediately as a result of a catastrophic event or to avoid impairing the ability of the municipality to comply with applicable law or its contractual obligations relating to its outstanding bonds or other indebtedness.

 

·       As public bodies, both the municipalities and the power agencies should be following the open meetings law.  That law requires official meetings of the bodies to be open.  Public notice of regular meetings can be given by filing the schedule of meetings in a central location.  For cities, the central location is generally with the city clerk.  Once the notice of regularly scheduled meetings is filed, no other notice is required.  If the body does not meet at its regular time, notice of special meetings must be posted on the principle bulletin board of the body, or the meeting room door.  In addition the notice must be mailed to anyone that requests notice.  Notice for a special meeting must be provided 48 hours before the meeting.

 

(Status: Ratified 7/02/2012)

 

 
See related:

 

NC General Assembly 2012 Budget Information

 

 

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7 Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

 

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2012 Budget Information

 

The House and Senate approved a budget Thursday. A year after losing 6,000 public school educators – including 3,000 teachers and teacher assistants – this budget leaves schools with $190 million less than they had last year. The total reduction to funding for K-12 education over two years will reach $650 million. Financial aid for UNC system students has been cut by $22 million.

 

The budget also continues the cuts in women’s health services by defunding cancer screenings and health services provided to women by Planned Parenthood. Cuts to programs for victims of rape and domestic violence remain in place. There are many problems with this budget and despite the good news that state employees and teachers are getting badly needed pay raises, I did not vote to support it because of the overwhelming number of bad items and its overall damage to education. I have provided some additional information about the document below. It now goes to the governor, who will have to consider whether to approve it or veto it.

 

The budget is one of the last big items we are likely to handle this session. The General Assembly is expected to adjourn in early July. After that, I will return home to be available to serve you and your families. Please call on our office if we can be of help in anyway.

 

 

Education

·        This budget not only does not repair any of the damage last year’s budget did to schools, it cuts an additional $190 million from the schools. This year’s cut alone is the equivalent of 3,400 teaching jobs. Fills only 20% of the education shortfall.

·        The total cut to K-12 schools over the past two years is nearly $650 million.

·        This budget eliminates our successful Teaching Fellows and Teacher Cadets programs and programs such as the Tarheel Challenge and Communities in Schools that provide resources for students. It also eliminates funding for PTAs and counselors for children in military families.

·        Financial aid for UNC system schools is down $22 million, reducing access to higher education for middle-class students

·        The total cut to the UNC system over this budget cycle is $414 million.

·        Pre-Kindergarten programs were reduced by $16 million (20 percent). Smart Start was cut by $34 million. They have failed to meet the conditions set out by a judge who ruled their changes violated the state constitution.

 

Health

·        Continues the “War on Women” by continuing to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides cancer screenings and other health services.

·        Fails to reverse cuts to programs for victims of rape and domestic violence enacted in 2011.

 

·        Cuts funding for local mental health services by $20 million

·        Eliminates drug treatment court services

 

Transportation

·        Ferry tolls for all ferries except for Knotts Ferry & Okracoke.  Cherry Branch/Minnesott tolls will be delayed a year

·        Small, one year cut in gas tax

·        Public transportation funds for whole state were eliminated, except for funding for Charlotte rail project

·        Cut maintenance funding for primary and secondary roads by $60 million

·        Cut secondary road construction funding by $26 million

 

Other

·        No money to compensate victims of forced sterilization.

·        Continuation of a tax cut to benefit the wealthy, while further cutting our schools

·        Cuts $6.7 million to foster care programs

·        The State Board of Elections budget has been cut by $120,000 and no money was made available to match the Help America Vote Act federal grant. This cut will strain our elections board during a presidential election year where North Carolina is going to be a key state.

·        Diverts $9.6 million from a federal housing settlement intended to help struggling homeowners and puts it in the General Fund

·        Twenty percent cut to Rural Center programs, which are important to many small communities

·        Increases from 100 to 1000 the number of exempt positions that can be filled by the governor. Also allows the governors to set salaries with no cap on cabinet level positions.

·        Sets aside $740,000 for a governor’s inauguration and transition costs.

·        Ninety percent cut to the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, which helps communities pay for water and sewer projects;

·        Continues to tear apart the Department of Environment and Natural Resources by transferring divisions and employees to the Department of Agriculture

 

 

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AARP North Carolina Special Budget Update

The $20.2 billion budget is 11.4% less than the state budget prior to the 2008-09 recession and spends $727 million less than the Governor recommended.  The Governor’s proposal included a three-quarter cent increase in the sales tax which was projected to generate $760 million in additional revenue.  Legislative leaders indicated early on that they would not propose and increase in the tax rate. 

AARP Priorities – Line Held on Funding for Key Services

AARP North Carolina identified three priority issues for the legislative short session and all three of these pertained to funding for services.  The priorities and the action taken by the General Assembly on each issue included:

·       Priority:  Preserve Medicaid optional services for older, blind and disabled adults and maintain provider reimbursement rates at a level sufficient to ensure they will continue to see adults on Medicaid.  Optional services for adults include dental care; eye care and eyeglasses; prescription drugs; occupational, physical, and speech therapies; hospice; prosthetics and orthotics; podiatry services; community alternative programs; in-home care services; mental health services; and rehabilitation services.

  • Action Taken:  Optional Medicaid services for adults were left intact and provider reimbursement rates were not cut.
  • Priority:  Support increased funding for Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty) which provides support, education, training and consumer-directed respite care to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.  In North Carolina, over 170,000 adults currently have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.
  • Action Taken:  Maintained current funding level for Project C.A.R.E.
  • Priority:  Support continuing funding for the Home and Community Care Block Grant which funds home and community based services for people 60 years of age and older.  There are a projected 15,000 persons in the state on the waiting list for these services at any one point in time.  Key services funded by the Block Grant include home-delivered meals, in-home aide care, adult day care/day health care, and transportation assistance. 
  • Action Taken:  Maintained current funding level for the Home and Community Care Block Grant.

 Action on Other Budget Items

Included here is a summary of other budget action taken by the General Assembly on issues important to our members.  

  • Includes $5 million in non-recurring dollars to the NC Community College System Office to support the NC Back to Work initiative, a retraining program to prepare North Carolinians facing long-term unemployment for new careers (many older workers in our state are facing long-term unemployment)
  • Sets aside $100 million in reserve for any potential cost overruns in Medicaid (current year Medicaid shortfall has reached $280 million)
  • Provides $212 million to partially fund the projected enrollment growth in the number of people eligible for Medicaid (with the downturn in the economy, many more people have applied for Medicaid)
  • Appropriates  $50 million to support a new State Transitions to Community Living Program – $10.3 million to be used to facilitate implementation of the plan to transition individuals with severe mental illness who reside in adult care homes to community living arrangements and $39.7 million to provide temporary, short-term assistance to adult care homes as they transition to the Transition to Community Living Plan (pay for monthly stipends to adult care and group homes for residents who are no longer eligible to receive Medicaid-reimbursable personal care services but for whom a community placement has not yet been arranged)
  • Provides $2.7 million in federal block grant funds for smoking prevention and cessation programs (was $17.3 million this year)
  • Changes the eligibility criteria for Medicaid personal care services and reduces appropriations by $6 million
  • Anticipates over $63 million in savings through the Community Care of North Carolina program (North Carolina’s medical home program that is helping to manage the care for many persons on Medicaid)
  • Cuts public transportation grants by $1.93 million (cut being considered had been as high as $8.69 million) – these grants help support local transportation programs that provide transportation assistance to older and disabled adults who no longer drive or don’t have a car
  • Continues cuts to numerous health and human service non-profits initiated in 2011 including funding for NC Senior Games which is now reduced to $121,481
  • Continues funding for the ChecKmeds medication counseling program for seniors  ($1.69 million) and the Medication Assistance Program which provides free prescriptions to low-income uninsured persons ($1.7 million)
  • Provides $4.89 million to county health departments to start or continue community health and wellness initiatives
  • Removes the limits placed on physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for Medicaid recipients that were imposed last year
  • Specifies that an increase in a Medicaid recipient’s income due solely to a cost-of-living adjustment to federal Social Security or Railroad Retirement payments shall be disregarded when determining income eligibility for Medicaid
  • Authorizes the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division to develop and issue a request for proposal  for the management of non-emergency transportation services for Medicaid recipients (can enter into contract only if cost-effective)
  • Authorizes a study to examine the feasibility of creating a separate Department of Medicaid
  • Directs the NC Department of Health and Human Services to submit an application to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a home and community based service program under Medicaid 1915(i) authority for elderly individuals typically served in special care and memory care units who meet the criteria for State/County Special Assistance
  • Authorizes the Division of Public Health to develop a pilot program to enroll individuals receiving services under the Aids Drug Assistance Program in Inclusive Health North Carolina (the state high risk pool program)
  • Equalizes the State/County Special Assistance Payments under in-home, adult care home, and rental assistance programs
  • Eliminates the New Starts and Capital Program within the Public Transportation Division of the NC Department of Transportation
  • Transfers the Consumer Protection Division in the NC Department of Justice and Public Safety to receipt-support (funded by monies generated by the Department)
  • Eliminates $7.9 million in General Fund appropriations to the NC Housing Trust Fund by swapping this money out with funds from the National Mortgage Settlement
  • Expands the optional retirement program for University of North Carolina System employees hired on or after January 1, 2013
  • Reduces the amount that local school systems were expected to return to the state next school year – it is expected that schools will have $189 million less next year than they currently have
  • Provides a 1.2% salary increase for teachers and state employees and a 1% increase for retirees (first raise since 2008)
  • Caps the gasoline tax at 37.5 cents per gallon (1.4 cents below the current rate)
  • Sets aside $27 million mostly for literacy efforts in early school grades
  • Does not include funding to compensate living victims of the state’s defunct forced sterilization program
  • Moves ahead with plans from 2011 to increase the number of coastal ferry routes subject to tolls

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2012 Budget Update –Local School Districts

LEA Name

Franklin County     

Halifax County      

Roanoke Rapids City 

Weldon City         

Nash-Rocky Mount    

 

LEA No.

350

420

421

422

640

 

Actual FY 2009-2010

(1,300,539)

(657,258)

(450,051)

(147,918)

(2,682,179)

2009-2010 LEA Adj

Actual FY 2010-2011

(1,767,098)

(822,828)

(592,337)

(212,936)

(3,571,991)

2010-2011 LEA Adj

Actual FY 2011-2012

(2,515,165)

(1,118,109)

(839,740)

(304,728)

(4,928,368)

2011-2012 LEA Adj

ORIGINAL
FY 2012-13

(2,918,401)

(1,238,130)

(1,049,074)

(340,705)

(5,586,075)

2012-13 LEA Adj

FINAL
FY 2012-13

(2,086,917)

(885,373)

(750,182)

(243,634)

(3,994,543)

Amount Restored by 2012 Budget

831,484

352,757

298,892

97,071

1,591,532

Total Allotment

1,717,448

926,611

630,554

253,519

3,466,563

Federal Edujobs (expires Sept. 30, 2012)

Available in FY
2011-12(3)

           1,717,448

            926,469

                 625,626

        184,657

    3,466,563

FTE of Personnel Paid from Grant (Dec 2011)(1)

                   49.33

                   9.49

                        8.52

               5.00

            77.68

Estimated Additional Funding Cut/Lost in 2012-13

(1,289,200)

(693,733)

(536,068)

(123,563)

(2,532,738)

Estimated Additional Funding Cut/Lost in 2012-13

 

2012 Budget Update –Charter Schools and All Districts Total

LEA Name

 

Charter Schools

 

Statewide Totals/All Districts and Charters

 

Adjustments/Federal Edujobs (expires Sept. 30, 2012)

LEA No.

 

 

 

Actual FY 2009-2010

$      (5,843,440)

 

$ (225,000,000)

2009-2010 LEA Adj

Actual FY 2010-2011

$     (8,515,775)

 

$ (304,774,366)

2010-2011 LEA Adj

Actual FY 2011-2012

$ (12,985,412)

 

$ (428,991,908)

2011-2012 LEA Adj

ORIGINAL
FY 2012-13

$   (16,443,807)

 

$ (503,067,940)

2012-13 LEA Adj

FINAL
FY 2012-13

$   (11,758,791)

 

$ (359,738,508)

2012-13 Final

Amount Restored by 2012 Budget

$   4,685,016

 

$ (143,329,432)

Amount Restored by 2012 Budget

Total Allotment

$       8,343,172

 

$ (301,375, 139)

Total Allotment

Available in FY
2011-12(3)

$       1,170,794

 

$ 258,536,640

2011-12(3) Available in FY

FTE of Personnel Paid from Grant (Dec 2011)(1)

 

5,448.99

 

Estimated Additional Funding Cut/Lost in 2012-13

$   55,827

 

$ (189,283,240)

Estimated Additional funding Cut/Lost 2012-13

 

 

See related:

 

Legislative Alert- Edgecombe Youth Development Center

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7 Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT—EDGECOMBE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 

The Senate Budget being voted on today and tomorrow does not include the specific closure of the Edgecombe YDC or any facility; however, it does provide for a recurring management flexibility reduction of $31,394,318 for the Dept. of Public Safety which includes the Juvenile Justice and Adult Corrections facilitiesThat flexibility reduction is double the amount of the specific cuts provided in the House Budget and it is unclear how the Dept. of Public Safety will achieve that large budget reduction without closing facilitiesOver the weekend, the House and Senate Budget leaders will meet in conference to decide on a final budget. 

 

1-     We need to ask the Senate Appropriations Members to hold fast to their position of not closing any specific Juvenile Justice Facilities, and at the same time, ask them to significantly reduce the cuts to DPS in order to adequately provide for our public safety throughout the state and to avoid these large job losses in the highest  unemployment areas of our state.

 

2-     If we are successful in avoiding a closure in the state budget, then we will have to contact the Governor’s Office and the Department of Public Safety and Juvenile Justice Leaders about this closure issue as they face their budget cutting decisions.

 

Senate Appropriations Chairs

Co-Chairman

Sen. Peter S. Brunstetter

(919) 733-7850

Peter.Brunstetter@ncleg.net

Co-Chairman

Sen. Neal Hunt

(919) 733-5850

Neal.Hunt@ncleg.net

Co-Chairman

Sen. Richard Stevens

(919) 733-5653

Richard.Stevens@ncleg.net

Vice Chairman

Sen. Tom Apodaca

(919) 733-5745

Tom.Apodaca@ncleg.net

Vice Chairman

Sen. Linda Garrou

(919) 733-5620

Linda.Garrou@ncleg.net

 

Sub-committee on Justice and Public Safety

Co-Chairman

Sen. Harry Brown

(919) 715-3034

Harry.Brown@ncleg.net

Co-Chairman

Sen. Thom Goolsby

(919) 715-2525

Thom.Goolsby@ncleg.net

Vice Chairman

Sen. Ed Jones

(919) 715-3032

Edward.Jones@ncleg.net

Vice Chairman

Sen. Dan Soucek

(919) 733-5742

Dan.Soucek@ncleg.net

Members

Sen. Daniel G. Clodfelter

(919) 715-8331

Daniel.Clodfelter@ncleg.net

Sen. Don East

(919) 733-5743

Don.East@ncleg.net

Sen. E. S. (Buck) Newton

(919) 715-3030

Buck.Newton@ncleg.net

                        

 

Edgecombe is one of the newest youth development center facilities in NC

·       The Edgecombe Youth Development Center with its state of the art safety and security technology became operational in 2008.

·       Edgecombe, because of its safety and security is one of the most valuable and secure places for the highest risk youth committed to the Division of Juvenile Justice.

·       Edgecombe is the only YDC serving northeastern NC, a region with a high proportion of court-involved youth and low access to transportation.  Having parent and family involvement is an important part of the treatment and re-entry process for committed youth; so having a YDC in the region can be critical to successful treatment and rehabilitation of youth in the region. 

·       Edgecombe YDC also provides 66 jobs in an area with the highest unemployment of the state.

 

Allow DJJ to Determine How to Cut Costs

·       The Division of Juvenile Justice has both the capability and the plans in place to downsize in strategic, measurable ways so that savings can be found before eliminating facilities.

·       Sufficient time is needed to strategically shift programs and resources in order to achieve the savings expected.

 

 

Final Mapp Planning Meeting Scheduled, June 14th – Sprog: A Training for Changemakers

 

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7

Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and

Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

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TWO DIFFERENT ALERTS

1.  FOR NASH COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY

clip_image001MAPP Team, we’re almost there! 

Our final planning meeting before we start implementing our Community Action Plan over the next few years will focus on:

 

Formulate Goals and Strategies & Organize for Action

When:  Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:  The Beacon Center

500 Nash Medical Arts Mall, Rocky Mount

 

We will convene workgroups during the meeting to focus on each of the strategic issues we have identified (see below).  If the agency you represent would like input/representation on more than one strategic issue, you may want to invite additional representatives to sit in with different workgroups during this planning stage.  As we move forward over the next few years, workgroups will likely meet independently and you can participate in multiple workgroups during the implementation phase.

        How do we better engage the public in health education and health communication?

        How do we promote healthy lifestyles in different populations?   

        How can we expand and utilize existing community resources?

        How can we build pride in our community?

        How can we address perception issues around public safety and resources?

For more information contact: Amy Belflower  Thomas, MSPH, CPH, Coordinator of Health Services, Nash County Health Department at  (252) 459-1356.

 

 

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2.  SIERRA STUDENT COALITION

 

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Every summer for the last 20 years the Sierra Student Coalition has hosted grassroots organizing trainings by and for young burgeoning leaders in the environmental movement. We call our program Sprog: A Training for Changemakers and this summer we will be offering six week long experiences across the country:

· Pacific NorthwestJune 24- July 1 (Camp Fife (Goose Prairie, WA)

· Puerto Rico – July 3-10 (Parador Peniel (Adjuntas, PR) [*100% in Spanish*]

· Midwest – July 8-15 (Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

· Rustbelt – July 14-22 (Prince William State Park (Triangle, VA)

· Southeast – July 22-29 (Camp Cottaquila (Jacksonville, AL)

· Southwest – August 5 – 12 (Foster Lodge (San Diego, CA)

Sprog has been responsible for inspiring and preparing thousands of young people to win campaigns and serve as leaders in the movement. Many of the program’s alumni reference Sprog as the formative experience that caused them to realize how possible it was to make real change in the world and commit their lives to advocating for the planet.

 

Your help in identifying the right candidates for Sprog is invaluable. If you know a young person (anywhere from high school aged to young adulthood) who is ready to hone their organizing chops and ramp up their involvement in the fight to protect the globe, please encourage them to learn more about Sprog and apply at: http://ssc.sierraclub.org.*

 

If you have any questions or would like to nominate exceptional leaders to apply and be followed up with by a current SSC volunteer leader, please email Tim Harlan-Marks, SSC Trainings & Leadership Development Director: tim@ssc.org

 

*Programs are filling up fast so interested applicants are encouraged to apply by June 15th for best chance of inclusion

 

 

See related:

Rep. Angela Bryant

Town Hall Meeting – Tuesday, June 12th – Franklin County

 

Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7

Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and

Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

 

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Just what is in the

 

NC House Education Budget Bill & the Senate’s “Excellent Public Schools Act”?

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How will they affect

your school,

your community,

your child?

 

 

Join a Panel Discussion

7-9 pm Tuesday, June 12

Franklin County Courthouse, Louisburg

 

 

Panelists:

 

Sen. Doug Berger of Youngsville

Rep. Angela Bryant of Rocky Mount

Franklin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Ingram

NC Association of Educators co-Presidents Winn Clayton &

Beckie Bishop

 

For more information, call 919-715-8363

 

 

Three Email Alerts from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7, Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

Three Email Alerts from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7, Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014

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3 Alerts – Edgecombe YDC/CDBG/Gov. Crime Commn.

 

To request an electronic copy – email bryantla@ncleg.net or call 919-733-5878

 

 

1-      The House Committee on Justice and Public Safety made a decision at it’s last meeting to close the Edgecombe Youth Development Center – affecting 66 jobs.  It will be devastating for our youth and families if we lose this new state of the art facility in our area.  We have a high number of detentions in our judicial district and this facility offers a deterrence and treatment options for our youth and families. These news facilities with their behavioral treatment model offer far better solutions for our youths with serious criminal violations than warehousing them in those larger older facilities.  Please contact the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Justice and Public Safety and let them know that we oppose closing the Edgecombe Center and why?  Also please contact   the full appropriations chairs and committee because this matter moves next to full committee on Tuesday.  Contact your legislator and invite him or her to visit the Edgecombe YDC Today.

 

Justice and Public Safety — http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House Standing_11

Note: Click on names for more information! 

Full Appropriations –

http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House Standing_6

 

House Approps. Comm. on Justice and Public Safety

Chairman

Rep. Boles

Chairman

Rep. Daughtry

Chairman

Rep. Hurley

Chairman

Rep. Randleman

Vice Chairman

Rep. Faircloth

Vice Chairman

Rep. Ingle

Vice Chairman

Rep. Spear

Vice Chairman

Rep. Stevens

Members

Rep. M. Alexander, Rep. Bordsen, Rep. R. Brown, Rep. Graham, Rep. Horn, Rep. Jackson, Rep. Keever, Rep. Mobley, Rep. Walend

 

Full Appropriations Committee

Senior Chairman

Rep. Brubaker

Chairman

Rep. Crawford

Chairman

Rep. Dollar

Chairman

Rep. Gillespie

Chairman

Rep. Johnson

Vice Chairman

Rep. Blackwell

Vice Chairman

Rep. Burr

Vice Chairman

Rep. Cleveland

Vice Chairman

Rep. Daughtry

Vice Chairman

Rep. Frye

Vice Chairman

Rep. Hilton

Vice Chairman

Rep. Holloway

Vice Chairman

Rep. Justice

Vice Chairman

Rep. Killian

Vice Chairman

Rep. Randleman

Vice Chairman

Rep. West

Members

Rep. Adams, Rep. M. Alexander, Rep. Avila, Rep. Bell, Rep. Blust, Rep. Boles, Rep. Bordsen, Rep. Bradley, Rep. Brisson, Rep. L. Brown, Rep. R. Brown, Rep. Bryant, Rep. Cook, Rep. Current, Rep. Dixon, Rep. Dockham, Rep. Earle, Rep. Faircloth, Rep. Farmer-Butterfield, Rep. Fisher, Rep. Floyd, Rep. Folwell, Rep. Gill, Rep. Glazier, Rep. Goodman, Rep. Graham, Rep. Hager, Rep. Haire, Rep. Hamilton, Rep. Harrison, Rep. Hastings, Rep. Hollo, Rep. Horn, Rep. Hurley, Rep. Iler, Rep. Ingle, Rep. Insko, Rep. Jackson, Rep. Jeffus, Rep. Jones, Rep. Keever, Rep. Langdon, Rep. LaRoque, Rep. Lucas, Rep. Martin, Rep. McElraft, Rep. McGrady, Rep. McLawhorn, Rep. Michaux, Rep. Mills, Rep. Mobley, Rep. R. Moore, Rep. Murry, Rep. Owens, Rep. Parfitt, Rep. Parmon, Rep. Pierce, Rep. Pittman, Rep. Pridgen, Rep. Rapp, Rep. Sager, Rep. Samuelson, Rep. Sanderson, Rep. Shepard, Rep. Spear, Rep. Stam, Rep. Steen, Rep. Stevens, Rep. Tolson, Rep. Torbett, Rep. Walend, Rep. E. Warren, Rep. Wilkins, Rep. Wray

 

2-      The Natural and Economic Resources Appropriations Subcommittee voted to eliminate the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Community Assistance, who oversees the community development block grants and to merge this division with the Energy Divison. This decision will be bad for our towns and counties who rely on this state office for CDBG assistanceIf you have a concern about this action, please contact the Chairs of the Full Appropriations Committee (above), the Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources (below), the Governor’s Office and the Secretary of the Department of Commerce.  

 

 

Link for Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House Standing_12

Chairman

Rep. Justice

Chairman

Rep. West

Vice Chairman

Rep. LaRoque

Vice Chairman

Rep. Sager

Members

Rep. Bryant, Rep. Cook, Rep. Dixon, Rep. Goodman, Rep. Langdon, Rep. McElraft, Rep. R. Moore, Rep. Owens, Rep. Pierce, Rep. Wilkins, Rep. Wray

Link for Governor Bev Perdue

http://www.governor.state.nc.us/

 

Link for Secretary of the NC Department of Commerce

http://www.nccommerce.com

 

 

3-      The Regulatory Reform Committee has recommended eliminating the Governor’s Crime Commission.  Not sure what would happen to the funding they handle etc. The GCC is the main entity that handles federal funding for crime prevention, law enforcement, etc.  It will be important to ask questions about this decision and to follow it closely.  The bill has been filed in the Senate as HB 851 and referred to the Committee on Program Evaluation.

 

Click on the link to view the draft bill that would eliminate or reorganize dozens of boards and commissions.

http://www.ncleg.net/documentsites/committees/jointregreform/Meeting%20-%20May%2015,%202012/Boards%20and%20Commissions%20Act%20of%202012.pdf

 

Link for Committee on Program Evaluation:

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=Senate Standing_118

 

Members

Chairman

Sen. Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr.

Members

Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Stan Bingham, Sen. Daniel G. Clodfelter, Sen. Don East, Sen. Rick Gunn, Sen. Ralph Hise, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. Eric Mansfield, Sen. Floyd B. McKissick, Jr., Sen. Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr., Sen. Louis Pate, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. William R. Purcell, Sen. Bill Rabon, Sen. David Rouzer, Sen. Jerry W. Tillman, Sen. Wes Westmoreland, Sen. Stan White

 

Thanks for your attention to these matters.

 

Rep. Angela R. Bryant

District 7- Nash and Halifax Counties- until 1/13

Nash and Franklin Counties – 1/13 forward

717 West End St.

Rocky Mount, NC 27803-2817

252-442-4022; e-fax – 703-783-8553

bryantahsd@earthlink.net

Raleigh – 919-733-5878; angelab@ncleg.net

Leg. Asst. Karon Hardy – bryantla@ncleg.net

 

 
 

See related:

Rep. Angela Bryant