|Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman
|Bernadine S. Ballance,
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
Pamela T. Young, Commissioner
July 1, 2003
Pursuant to House Bill 397, Section 12.6(c) Industrial Commission Fees/Computer System Replacement, enacted on June 30, 2003, the Industrial Commission will increase the fee for approval of a compromise settlement agreement to $250.00 effective July 1, 2003.
This the 1st day of July 2003.
NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 397, ENACTED JUNE 30, 2003
2003 BUDGET ACT
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR
CURRENT OPERATIONS AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS,
AND AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, AND TO IMPLEMENT A STATE BUDGET THAT
ENABLES THE STATE TO PROVIDE A SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY THROUGH STRONG EDUCATIONAL
AND ECONOMIC TOOLS.
FEES/COMPUTER SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
The North Carolina Industrial Commission may retain the additional revenue
generated by raising the fee charged to parties for the filing of compromised
settlements from two hundred dollars ($200.00) to an amount that does not exceed
two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for the purpose of replacing existing
computer hardware and software used for the operations of the Commission. These
funds may also be used to prepare any assessment of hardware and software needs
prior to purchase. The Commission may not retain any fees under this section
unless they are in excess of the current two-hundred-dollar ($200.00) fee
charged by the Commission for filing a compromise settlement.
SECTION 12.6C.(b) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit
or restrict the Commission's authority to increase fees for purposes other than
those indicated in subsection (a) of this section.
SECTION 12.6C.(c) Unexpended and unencumbered fees retained by the
Industrial Commission under subsection (a) of this section shall not revert to
the General Fund on June 30 of each fiscal year, but shall remain available to
the Commission for the purposes stated in subsection (a) of this section.
SECTION 12.6C.(d) All plans and purchases by the Commission
utilizing fees retained under subsection (a) of this section are subject to
project certification by the Information Resources Management Commission, and
the Commission in making purchases under subsection (a) of this section must
follow the procurement process outlined in accordance with the provisions of 09
NCAC 06B. 0300. The Commission shall report its plans to replace existing
computer hardware and software to the Joint Legislative Commission on
Governmental Operations and the Fiscal Research Division prior to issuing any
requests for proposals.
SECTION 12.6C.(e) The Commission may retain additional fees as
authorized by subsection (a) of this section only in the 2003-2005 fiscal
biennium and shall not retain any additional fees after the 2003-2005 fiscal