Today: NC House passed H201 in 3rd and final reading, continues to NC Senate

H201 (2nd Edition) passed 89-28 with 2 additional amendments:

Amendment 2 – Introduced by Rep. Meyer (Durham/Orange):

Adds the line, “In addition, the city council shall give written notice to all adjacent property owners at least 30 days prior to the date fixed for the public hearing.”

Previously, H201 stated that notice was only to be published in a local newspaper 10 days prior to the public hearing.  This adds a written notice by mail, 30 days before public hearing, sent only to adjacent neighbors (which often, even in dense neighborhoods, could represent only 1 or 2 written notices if a developer plans to rezone an entire block).

Rep. Meyer voted FOR H201 in today’s session.

Amendment 3 – Introduced by Rep. Avila (Wake):

On page 2, line 48, deletes “adopted” and substitutes with “initiated”.

Effectively allows existing Protest Petitions to continue through the pipeline.  On May 1, language in H201 goes into effect and no new Protest Petitions will be accepted in North Carolina.

Rep. Avila voted AGAINST H201 in today’s session.

Here’s audio from today’s House session with final discussion on H201:

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Note, technical issues led to a few seconds of missing audio at the end. Speaker stated final vote was 89-28.

How did your District Representative vote?  Follow this link so see: