The General Assembly convened its short session on April 28, 2020, and adjourned sine die on Thursday, September 3. This means any additional legislative sessions for the year would require either the Governor to call the legislature back in session or three-fifths of the legislators in each chamber to request to come back for an extra session.
This blog post reflects legislation ratified before September 2, 2020, so it does not include information on S.L. 2020-97 (HB 1005). Click here for more information about the provisions of that bill.
Requires DMV to temporarily waive the road test for level two limited provisional licenses with later testing for level three provisional licenses and provides accommodations for driver education coursework interrupted by school closures in spring 2020.
Addresses a variety of issues related to education, including modifying the 2020-21 school calendar requirements and school nutrition clarifications. Provides immunity for nonpublic schools for tuition/fees claims related to nonpublic schools for claims related to COVID-19 closures for 2019-2020.
Makes several changes, including creating an arts education graduation requirement, broadening charter school enrollment priorities as it relates to siblings and children of employees and codifying the advanced teaching roles grant program.
Establishes a pilot program for the 2020-2021 school year to promote access to innovative digital and personalized learning solutions for high school students that bridge the gap between chemistry and physical science classes and career and technical education (CTE) career pathways.
Appropriates funds to match federal funding for certain programs at NC State and NC A&T and permits NC A&T to sell dairy products at university-owned facilities to support the agricultural research program at the university.