Ever Wonder Why the General Assembly Isn’t Passing Serious Legislation?


The General Assembly has failed to passed the legislation that the Republican Party promised the voters last year in the first 100 days. Voter ID, 2nd amendment, 10th amendment and immigration reform will have to wait. Crossover is about to expire and Thom Tillis has steadfastly refused to extend this date so it looks like we will have to wait for 2013.

Here is just one of the bills (HB 721) that will be addressed in committee this week:

AN ACT REQUIRING LANDLORDS AND TENANTS TO TAKE CERTAIN ACTIONS TO EXTERMINATE BEDBUGS IN DWELLING UNITS

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 42-42(a) reads as rewritten:
Ҥ 42-42. Landlord to provide fit premises.
(a) The landlord shall:

(9) Not offer for lease any premises that, at the time the landlord and tenant 9 enter into a rental agreement, the landlord knows to be infested by the 10 species cimex lectularius, also known as bedbugs. The landlord may, prior to 11 leasing the premises, obtain a certificate from a licensed pest control 12 company certifying that the premises are free of an infestation of bedbugs, 13 and the certificate shall serve as conclusive evidence of the landlord’s 14 compliance with the provisions of this subdivision.”

It is apparent that increasing the role of government is the main objective of both political parties.

David DeGerolamo

      
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3 Responses to Ever Wonder Why the General Assembly Isn’t Passing Serious Legislation?

  1. Hans says:

    Aw, Gee Whiz … but look at all the wonderful action by the LegisCritters over the last week: (changes in status on the Legislature web site -- tongue deep in cheek)

    Don’t you just love a good RINO fest ?

    H98 Breweries to Sell Malt Beverages on Premises.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Concurred In S/Com Sub (House Action)

    H115 North Carolina Health Benefit Exchange.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action)

    H165 Planned Community & Condo Act Amends.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H183 HOA/Limit Foreclosures.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    H200 Appropriations Act of 2011.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Reptd Fav (Senate Action)

    H209 Amend SW Financial Assurance Rqmts.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H233 Department of Correction/Ex-Offenders.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading (House Action)

    H242 Nat’l Gas/Bonds/Fees/Studies
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ordered Engrossed (House Action)

    H292 Incorporate Rougemont.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Finance (Senate Action)

    H373 Insurance Changes to Payments & Group Life.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H439 Allow EB Look Back/Continue Expenditures 2011.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    H489 Mechanics Lien and Bond Law Changes.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading (House Action)

    H491 Repeal State Capital Facilities Finance Act.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Postponed To 6/7/2011 (House Action)

    H503 Nutrition Stds./All Foods Sold at School.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Postponed To 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H517 Magistrates/Calendaring.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading (House Action)

    H586 Enhance Water Supply Funding.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b) (House Action)

    H590 Amend Interpreter Laws/Cued Speech.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Health and Human Services (House Action)

    H603 Paying of Overweight Fines by Private Parties.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H609 Promote Water Supply Development.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b) (House Action)

    H619 Job Creation Act of 2011.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading (House Action)

    H623 Eliminate Agency Final Decision Authority.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Judiciary I (Senate Action)

    H642 Justice Reinvestment Act.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H644 Establish Pharmacy Audit Rights.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H652 Property Owners Protection Act.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee A (House Action)

    H654 Homeowner/Homebuyer Protection Act.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Assigned To Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Business and Labor (House Action)

    H656 Controlled Substances/Photo ID.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Passed 2nd Reading (House Action)

    H661 CDL/HAZMAT Endorsement Expiration.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H664 Disclosure/Group Life Insurance.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Insurance (Senate Action)

    H685 Government Transparency Act of 2011.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Government (House Action)

    H687 Atty Fees/City or County Action Outside Auth.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Judiciary I (Senate Action)

    H694 ASU Wind Demonstration Project.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Finance (House Action)

    H702 Educ. Assistance for Minimum Wage Workers.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Appropriations (House Action)

    H709 Protect and Put NC Back to Work.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Passed 2nd Reading (House Action)

    H730 Local Bds of Education/403(b) Option.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Finance (House Action)

    H746 Citizen Participation Act.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Assigned To Judiciary Subcommittee A (House Action)

    H755 Amend Fox Laws.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H774 Study Insurance for Contract Growers.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    H787 NC Water Efficiency Act.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b) (House Action)

    H798 Fraudulent Firearm Purchase Prevention Act.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Assigned To Judiciary Subcommittee C (House Action)

    H810 Consumer Finance Act Amendments.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H811 Assess Transportation Process and Funding.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Transportation (Senate Action)

    H816 Animal Welfare Advisory Board/Fund.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H823 Governance of the Dep’t of Public Instruction.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Education/Higher Education (Senate Action)

    H837 Completion of CPR by Students Required.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H855 Personal Learning Plan for Each Child.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H916 Statewide Expansion of 1915(b)/(c) Waiver.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    S19 Union Fire Fee Sunset Repealed.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Passed 2nd Reading (House Action)

    S34 The Castle Doctrine.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Assigned To Judiciary Subcommittee C (House Action)

    S252 Devisee/Devise/Statutory Construction.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Assigned To Judiciary Subcommittee A (House Action)

    S307 Smart Card Biometrics Against Medicaid Fraud.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    S378 Energy Crops for Biofuels Feedstocks.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Finance (House Action)

    S413 Ordinance first reading vote.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Assigned To Judiciary Subcommittee B (House Action)

    S501 Swine House Renovations/Site Limits.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Passed 3rd Reading (House Action)

    S727 No Dues Checkoff for School Employees.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    S730 Taxpayer Action if No DOR Determination.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Finance (House Action)

    S120 New Bern Charter Amendments.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Concurred In H/com Sub (Senate Action)

    S274 Greenville Alcoholic Beverage Tax.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Finance (Senate Action)

    H200 Appropriations Act of 2011.
    Today, May 31, 2011, 18 hours ago
    Last Action: Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Finance (Senate Action)

    S512 Authorize Overnight Respite Pilot.
    Friday, May 27, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Pres. To Gov. 5/27/2011 (Senate Action)

    S608 Health Care Sharing Organizations.
    Friday, May 27, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Pres. To Gov. 5/27/2011 (Senate Action)

    H709 Protect and Put NC Back to Work.
    Friday, May 27, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H197 School Calendar Flexibility/Inclement Weather.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-93 (House Action)

    H222 Electric Vehicle Incentives.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-95 (House Action)

    H284 Wayne County Design Build.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-98 (House Action)

    H306 Transfer GSC/Revisor of Statutes to GA.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-97 (House Action)

    H578 State Health Plan/Additional Changes.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-96 (House Action)

    H769 High School to Work Partnership.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-91 (House Action)

    S244 Fire and Rescue/Survivor’s Benefit.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-92 (Senate Action)

    S245 Medicaid Billing by Local Health Departments.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-90 (Senate Action)

    S384 Conforming Changes/Persons W/Disabilities Act.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-94 (Senate Action)

    H34 State’s Right to Claim Sovereignty.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee A (House Action)

    H233 Department of Correction/Ex-Offenders.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H241 North Carolina Firearms Freedom Act.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee A (House Action)

    H242 Nat’l Gas/Bonds/Fees/Studies
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Appropriations (House Action)

    H260 Company Police Authority at Crash Scenes.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    H284 Wayne County Design Build.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ratified (House Action)

    H307 Local Electronic Notice.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Science and Technology (House Action)

    H308 Admission Ticket Reform Act.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee B (House Action)

    H439 Allow EB Look Back/Continue Expenditures 2011.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Postponed To 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H474 Protect Adult Care Home Residents.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Pres. To Gov. 5/26/2011 (House Action)

    H489 Mechanics Lien and Bond Law Changes.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H491 Repeal State Capital Facilities Finance Act.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H517 Magistrates/Calendaring.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H542 Tort Reform for Citizens and Businesses.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (House Action)

    H619 Job Creation Act of 2011.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H656 Controlled Substances/Photo ID.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H811 Assess Transportation Process and Funding.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading (House Action)

    H823 Governance of the Dep’t of Public Instruction.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ordered Engrossed (House Action)

    H925 LRC Study Metropolitan Sewerage/Water System.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    H932 Honor NC USO.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    S19 Union Fire Fee Sunset Repealed.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    S63 Clarify Permit Req. Collection Agency E’ee.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    S149 No Nonmetallic Knuckles.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    S183 Selective Vegetation Removal/State Highways .
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref to the Com on Transportation, if favorable, Finance (House Action)

    S382 Required Withholding For Nonresidents.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action)

    S385 Small Business Assistance Records.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Judiciary Subcommittee A (House Action)

    S484 REPS Credits at Cleanfields Parks.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Finance (House Action)

    S560 Sport Shooting Range Protection.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Agriculture (House Action)

    H200 Appropriations Act of 2011.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (Senate Action)

    H298 Insurance Amendments.-AB
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Insurance (Senate Action)

    H411 Iredell Correctional Facility/DOT Storage.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref to State and Local Government. If fav, re-ref to Finance (Senate Action)

    H453 Allow Salary Protection Insurance.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Insurance (Senate Action)

    H501 Credit Union Ownership of Ins. Co.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Insurance (Senate Action)

    H575 Service Agreements/Allow Reserve Account.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Insurance (Senate Action)

    H686 Payable on Death Accounts.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Commerce (Senate Action)

    H758 Establish Arts Education Commission.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref To Com On Education/Higher Education (Senate Action)

    S512 Authorize Overnight Respite Pilot.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ratified (Senate Action)

    S608 Health Care Sharing Organizations.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ratified (Senate Action)

    S727 No Dues Checkoff for School Employees.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading (Senate Action)

    S730 Taxpayer Action if No DOR Determination.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading (Senate Action)

    S501 Swine House Renovations/Site Limits.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    S576 Changes to Fees for Teacher Certification.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 6/1/2011 (Senate Action)

    S120 New Bern Charter Amendments.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (Senate Action)

    H98 Breweries to Sell Malt Beverages on Premises.
    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Placed On Cal For 5/31/2011 (House Action)

    H118 Winston-Salem/Daily Currency/Coins Deposits.
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-89 (House Action)

    S200 Alamance/Orange 9% Boundary.
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-87 (Senate Action)

    S201 Alamance/Orange Boundary.
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ch. SL 2011-88 (Senate Action)

    H30 Allow Wage Garnishment to Satisfy Judgments.
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
    Last Action: Ref to Judiciary II. If fav, re-ref to Finance (Senate Action)

      • Hans says:

        Any distractions accepted to divert the LegisCritters from meaningful work on real issues …

        … the madness continues at the NC Legislature:

        H806 Zoning St. of Limit./Ag. Dist. Change.
        Today, June 01, 2011, 11 hours ago
        Last Action: Re-ref Com On Commerce (Senate Action)

        S120 New Bern Charter Amendments.
        Today, June 01, 2011, 11 hours ago
        Last Action: Ratified (Senate Action)

        S159 47th Senatorial District Local Act.
        Today, June 01, 2011, 11 hours ago
        Last Action: Re-ref Com On Education/Higher Education (Senate Action)

        S415 Eliminate Cost of Reduced Price School Meals.
        Today, June 01, 2011, 11 hours ago
        Last Action: Re-ref Com On Education/Higher Education (Senate Action)

        H618 Streamline Oversight/DHHS Service Providers.
        Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 1:00:00 AM
        Last Action: Re-ref Com On Appropriations (House Action)

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