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House and Senate lawmakers have filed bills that would break a lease signed between the state and the city of Raleigh for the 325 acre Dorothea Brandon Linder Youth Jersey Dix campus in Raleigh. City leaders argue the state is reneging on a properly executed deal. Lawmakers say they are getting a better deal for the state than the agreement hastily signed by Gov. Bev Perdue on her way out of office. STATUS: Lawmaker ended their legislative session without passing a bill to affect the Dorothea Dix deal. Instead, they will let Gov. Pat McCrory and the city work out a new deal.
Lawmakers will have the final say on whether "fracking," the common name for a group of practices that involves using horizontal drilling and explosives to drill for natural gas, becomes legal in North Carolina. STATUS: Negotiators for the state House and Senate have reached an agreement on a bill, SB 76, that tweaks the state mining and energy law. The final bill does not "fast track" the fracking process as earlier bills did, but allow the Mining and Energy Commission to develop fracking rules before permits are issued. However, another bill, HB 74, would restrict public notice of the chemicals used in fracking procedures.
Constitutional amendments setting limits for top legislative leaders, making the state Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed position, curbing the use of eminent domain, and on other topics have been filed. If passed by the legislature, an amendment goes to a vote of the people. STATUS: As of 6/23/13, officialauthenticjaguars.com/authentic-brandon-linder-jersey.html the state House has passed three proposed constitutional amendments and the Senate has passed one. However, neither chamber has taken steps to pass the proposals sent over from the other.
North Carolina will have to decide whether to run a health insurance exchange or expand Medicaid in response to the federal Affordable Care Act. STATUS: The Senate approved a bill prohibiting Medicaid expansion or state involvement in health exchanges on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The full House gave final approval to the measure on Feb. 14. Senate lawmakers rejected the House version of the bill. However, Sen. Tom Apodaca said that a conference committee has met and resolved the differences. That Allen Robinson Youth Jersey measure has been approved by the House and Senate and signed by the governor. It is now law.
Group homes for the mentally ill and special care units for Alzheimer patients both face funding issues that have the potential to require many patients to move. Lawmakers have said they will fix both problems with a single bill. STATUS: The Alzheimer issue may not be repaired by legislation. The state Senate has revised a House passed measure to provide stopgap funding for group homes. The bill now includes funding for Alzheimer special care units. The Senate passed that bill on Thursday, Feb. 21, and it was passed by the House on a concurrence vote Tuesday, Feb. 26. Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the bill and it has become law.