Pieces of the 2021–2022 House budget rolled out this week as House Appropriations Sub-Committees met Thursday morning to review provisions of the spending plan ahead of its full release early next week. Preliminary House budget spending and special provisions and other changes in law can be found below under each subject matter sub-heading:
Health and Human Services
Justice and Public Safety
- Proposed Budget
- Special Provisions and Changes to Law
The complete House budget is expected to be considered, and amended, by various committees next Tuesday and voted by the full House on Wednesday and Thursday. Legislative leaders in the House and Senate will then begin to resolve their budget differences and negotiate a final budget for Governor Cooper's consideration, likely by the end of the month. NCACC will provide our members with a more detailed House budget analysis once it is finalized and approved next week.
Bills of Note
House Bill 729: Charter Schools Omnibus
— as passed by the House in May the bill authorized counties to make direct capital appropriations to charter schools and further authorized counties to levy property taxes for these purposes. However, in part to NCACC advocacy, this provision was removed from the bill this week by the Senate Education/Higher Education Committee. The bill was then approved by the committee. The bill is expected to be considered by the full Senate next week, possibly setting up a negotiation between the House and Senate on their differences in the bill, including the county capital portion. NCACC thanks Senator Michael Lee for running the amendment to remove this concerning provision from the bill and further thanks the members of the Senate Education/Higher Education Committee for supporting its removal.
Eviction Moratorium Temporarily Extended
Following expiration on July 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) temporarily extended the eviction moratorium
for areas experiencing substantial or high transmission of COVID-19.
US Department of Treasury recently posted sample self-attestation forms
for the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds.
Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
The US Department of Treasury also posted a Recovery Plan template
for Fiscal Recovery Fund recipients with over 250,000 residents. More information on the report is available HERE