North Carolina House Attempting to Revive Bill Ousting the Full Commission

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Shortly after SB10 failed to pass the NC House 0-116, members of the House are now trying to revive the bill. On May 9, 2013 the Chamber introduced House Bill 1011 “An Act Establishing the Government Reduction and Efficiency Act of 2013.” The bill is strikingly similar to SB10. It still calls for staggered terms for Commissioners with a two term limit. The newly appointed Commissioners would be split between representatives of employers and employees.

The rewrite does eliminate a controversial provision which Governor Pat McCrory objected to regarding the termination of special Superior Court judge positions. It is unclear if this provision is why the House failed to pass SB10.

Topics:  Political Appointments, Workers Compensation Reform

Published In: Elections & Politics Updates, Worker’s Compensation Updates

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