Senate Bill 320 – 2021 Unemployment Insurance Reform
This bill addresses the fact that NC is among the worst states for unemployment benefits and will expand eligibility to a 26-week period and increase the maximum benefit amount to $500 per week. Referred to Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate on 3/18/2021
House Bill 119 – Property Tax Relief for COVID Affected Businesses (AANC)
An act to provide relief from property tax liability for covid-19 affected businesses, on behalf of the AANC. Many businesses in North Carolina have experienced revenue interruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill provides property tax relief through a deferment on enforced collections from property tax liability to qualifying owners.
Senate Bill 644 – Landlord Tenant Changes and Emotional Support Animals (AANC)
This collection of changes to Landlord-Tenant Law addresses operational challenges; clarifying issues related to debt collection, and deceased tenants. Codifies protections for landlords pertaining to criminal screenings. Referred to Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate on 4/7/2021.
House Bill 366 – Regulatory Reform Act of 2021. (AANC)
Section 9 – Clarification and reaffirmation of recovery of out-of-pocket expenses and litigation costs in summary ejectments. This language seeks to further clarify a housing provider/landlord’s ability to charge court and attorneys’ fees in a summary ejectment action as provided in the 2009 legislation. Re-referred to the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House on 3/25/2021
Senate Bill 349 = House Bill 401 – Increase Housing Opportunities
An act to provide reforms to local government zoning authority to increase housing opportunities and to make various changes and clarifications to the zoning statutes. Referred to Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate on 3/25/2021