HB 593 – Forsyth Senior Services Facility Funds

HB 593 – Forsyth Senior Services Facility Funds

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth); Rep. Jeff Senger (R-Forsyth); Rep. Lee Zachary (R-Forsyth, Yadkin); Rep. Amber Baker (D-Forsyth)

 

Summary

This bill appropriates $3M for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and $2M for the 2022-2023 fiscal year in nonrecurring funds to Senior Services, Inc., to build a new and expanded Williams Adult Day Center that will meet the daily needs of older adults who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

 

Movement

Filed – 4/19/2021


HB 587 – The Compassion, Healing, Access & Respect Act

HB 587 – The Compassion, Healing, Access & Respect Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Amos Quick, III (D-Guilford)

 

 

Summary

This bill requires licensed hospitals to allow individuals identified as an immediate family member of a deceased patient the opportunity to privately view the body of the deceased patient as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.

 

Movement

Filed – 4/15/2021


HB 585 – Fail to Report Crime/Privilege Exemption

HB 585 – Fail to Report Crime/Privilege Exemption

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Kristin Baker, MD (R-Cabarrus); Rep. Sarah Stevens (R-Allegheny, Surry, Wilkes); Rep. Diane Wheatley (R-Cumberland); Rep. Jerry Carter (R-Rockingham)

 

Summary

This bill amends a statute establishing a duty to report for any adult who knows or should have reasonably known that a juvenile has been a victim of a violent offense, sexual offense, or misdemeanor child abuse by providing that the statute does not require a licensed marital and familial therapist to report if statutory privilege for communications between licensed marital and familial therapists and clients prevents the therapist from reporting.

Movement

Filed – 4/15/2021


HB 581 – Drivers License Designation/Autism

HB 581 – Drivers License Designation/Autism

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Howard Penny, Jr. (R-Harnett); Rep. Allison Dahle (D-Wake); Rep. Charles Miller (R-Brunswick, New Hanover)

 

Summary

This bill directs the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop, in consultation with the Department of Public Safety, the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, and the State Highway Patrol, a drivers license designation that may be granted to a person with autism spectrum disorder upon request.

 

This bill also states that a person shall be considered to have autism spectrum disorder if the person provides verification or documentation substantiating a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder as recommended by the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.

 

Movement

Filed – 4/15/2021


HB 580 – My Body, My Choice Medical Privacy Act

HB 580 – My Body, My Choice Medical Privacy Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Keith Kidwell (R-Beaufort, Craven); Rep. Bobby Hanig (R-Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico); Rep. Edward Goodwin (R-Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington)

 

 

Summary

This bill:

  • Makes it unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire a prospective employee, or discharge or otherwise discriminate against any employee with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of the prospective employee’s or employee’s refusal to (1) submit to a medical procedure, including a vaccination or series of vaccinations, or (2) provide proof of vaccination for, or immunity from, a specific disease.
  • Gives employees who are discharged or otherwise discriminated against the ability to bring a civil action in district court against an employer who violates the above provisions.
  • Makes it unlawful for a person to deny an individual entrance into a public space or private facility, building, or entertainment or sports venue that is generally open to the public on the basis of that individual’s refusal to (1) submit to a medical procedure, including a vaccination or series of vaccinations, or (2) provide proof of vaccination for, or immunity from, a specific disease.
  • Gives an individual who is denied entrance into a public space, or a private facility, building, or entertainment/sports venue that is generally open to the public the ability to bring a civil action in district court against any person who violates the above provisions.

 

Movement

Filed – 4/15/2021