NC House to hold public hearing on regulatory reform bill

North Carolina Legislature
North Carolina Legislature (file)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina lawmakers are preparing to sort through more than 50 pages of proposed environmental regulations in order to reach a compromise package before the end of their summer session.

After hearing from more than 30 public speakers on a regulatory reform bill Tuesday, a House committee voted to recommend rejecting Senate changes to the one-page bill the House passed in April.

The now 58-page bill addresses everything from regulations on pipes and septic tanks, ATVs, wetlands protection and attorney’s fees. Following the committee vote, it is all but certain that a committee of Senate and House members will be formed to hammer out a deal.

Both chambers have set up a massive committee to work out an overdue budget bill by a self-imposed August 14 deadline.

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