NC House Report from Rep. Brenden Jones

NC House Report from Rep. Brenden Jones

The Rundown
Greetings from Rep. Jones

Weekly Recap


News From The Office Of Deputy Majority Leader Brenden Jones

Thank you Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, Secretary Josh Dobson, and to everyone who came out to our event this past Tuesday! It was a massive success and I can’t wait to do another in the near future.

Ladies and gentlemen, please make sure your tray tables are in their upright and locked position. The first hearings on the new maps will be next week. If you need more info, you can check out the Redistricting Committee website.

Speaker Moore and Senator Berger continue to negotiate with Governor Cooper regarding the budget. They submitted their latest proposal to him this past week. Still hoping we have an answer next week.

The Rundown
The House had another productive week, passing 8 bills out of the chamber, 2 will now be sent to the Governor and 6 back to the Senate. Several
bills remain in Joint Conference (full list). The Governor signed 6 bills into law this week, clearing his desk of bills. 

Let’s take a closer look at the Emergency Powers Accountability Act by Rep. Keith Kidwell:

HB 264: Emergency Powers Act
Requires the governor to have the approval of the majority of the Council of State for an emergency declaration lasting longer than 7 days and legislative approval for >45 days. 
Defines “statewide emergency area” as any emergency area applicable to 67+ counties. 
Requires the approval of the Council of State before imposing any declaration of emergency or other restrictions to deal with the emergency.
News Clips

Check out the news clips below on things that happened this week around the state:

The Wall Street Journal: In North Carolina, Let The People Rule
The News & Observer: Bigger Raises, But No Medicaid Expansion In Latest GOP Budget Offer To Governor
Carolina Journal: Six Bills Become Law, Including One To Require Patients Always Be Allowed Visitors
Associated Press: GOP Bill On NC Governor’s Emergency Powers Heads To His Desk
The News & Observer: At Flooding Summit, NC Congressmen Seek Ideas To Help State Adapt To Climate Chang

The House passed the Emergency Powers Accountability Act. No one, Republican or Democrat, should be able to do what Governor Cooper has done without any checks or balances.

I had the distinct honor to speak at the Trooper Kevin Conner Bridge dedication ceremony last Saturday. He is certainly gone, but he will forever remain in our memories. Thanks to all the runners and everyone who came out to celebrate his memory.

Legislative Resources

This section is for the resources you need to track bills, get committee notices, or get in touch with legislators, particularly if you have a problem with a state agency.
Want to find info on a particular bill? Look no further: NCGA Legislation

Looking for info regarding the redistricting process? Go here: Joint Redistricting Committee
Want to find info on a particular bill? Look no further: NCGA Legislation

The UNC School of Government tracks and analyzes bills. If you’d like to sign up for their daily rundown, go here: UNC SOG

Interested in following a particular committee? Check out the committee page and sign up for their notices: NCGA Committees

Need to contact the office? All the details are here: Office Of Rep. Brenden Jones