Weekly Update: March 8, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Shellfish draft: The draft bill will be reviewed next week so stay tuned.
S-177: CARTERET LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR DREDGING introduced by Senator Norman Sanderson Referred to the Senate Rules Committee https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2019/Bills/Senate/PDF/S177v1.pdf

SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THIRD DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT:

As of the end of business on Thursday, March 7 th , there are 19 candidates for the special election for the Third Congressional District, left vacant by the death of Congressman Walter Jones. There is one more day left to file and word is there will be more to add to the Democrat and Republican lists.
There are 4 Democrat, 13 Republican, 1 Constitution and 1 Libertarian candidates. We’ll give you their names in a special update once the list is complete. If the candidates will let us know, we’ll let you know when they schedule any Meet & Greet or other events so you can meet them and/or ask questions.

The primary election will be held on April 30th .

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Weekly Update: October 16, 2020

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Weekly Update: October 02, 2020

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:     LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: FEDERAL:   NCFA has received the following info regarding a proposed rule on seafood traceability by the FDA. The Federal Register notice is 55 pages, (link below), and we are sifting through the verbiage. The...

Weekly Update: September 25, 2020

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Weekly Update: September 18, 2020

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: STATE COVID-19 RELIEF: Covid-19 relief for meat and seafood processors: In the two-day special legislative session held earlier this month, a bill was passed that deals with Covid-19 relief. Part of that, H-1105 provides $20,250,000 to the NC...

Weekly Update: September 11, 2020

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: General Assembly: The legislators are not scheduled to return to Raleigh for session until late January. As noted previously, House member and Rules Chairman David Lewis resigned. His replacement has been announced this week and his name is Howard...

Weekly Update: September 04, 2020

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Weekly Update: August 28, 2020

    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE The NC General Assembly will convene September 2nd at noon. Session probably won’t last very long and not expected to deal with anything other than appropriating federal funds for Covid-19 relief. Key words being “not expected”. They...

Weekly Update: August 21, 2020

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