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Representative Ted Davis, Jr. proudly represents NC House District 19 in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Current Standing Committees: Judiciary 1 (Chair); Appropriations (Vice-Chair); Appropriations-Justice and Public Safety (Chair); Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (Vice-Chair); Commerce and Job Development; Elections and Ethics Law; Education-Universities and Regulatory Reform Committee.

Current Non-Standing Committees: Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee; Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee; Legislative Research Commission; North Carolina General Statutes Commission; and Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety (Co-Chair).

Appointed by the Governor to the NC-SC Joint Boundary Commission.

Appointed by the Speaker to the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments.  A member of the Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee.

2015-2016 Interim Committees:  Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Local Government (Chair); House Select Committee on Step Therapy; and House Select Committee on Wildlife Resources.

Appointed by the Speaker to the 2016 Joint Select Committee on Congressional Redistricting.

During the 2016 - 2017 Interim: Chosen to participate in the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors Strategic Plan by serving on the Committee on Education Planning, Policies and Programs to address Student Success; the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee Strategy Workgroup for economic development in distressed counties; and the Wildlife Resources Oversight Committee fisheries stakeholder discussions.  

2017-2018 Interim Committees:  House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality(Senior Chair); House Select Committee on Judicial Redistricting (Vice-Chair); House Select Committee on Legislative Redistricting; Environmental Review Commission; Joint Select Committee on Judicial Funding (Co-Chair); Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting; House Select Committee on School Safety; and Student Physical Safety Working Group.

Member: House Leadership Team.

News

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:58 PM

October 16 Newsletter

Yesterday, the General Assembly met for a Second Special Session in order to address more immediate concerns in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. In total, $850 million will be used for relief efforts. Most of the money appropriated by SB 3 (2018 Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act) came from the Rainy Day Fund, which was established by the General Assembly under Republican leadership in recent years. The bill received unanimous votes for approval in both chambers of the General Assembly and was signed today by Governor Cooper. The provisions of the bill included:

· Using $2 million for the establishment of a 45-person Office of Recovery and Resiliency to coordinate disaster recovery efforts, provide public outreach, hire vendors for project management, and audit and report results.

· $65 million for the Department of Public Safety, matching the federal government’s commitment.

· $65 million for the Department of Transportation, also matching the federal government’s commitment.

· $70 million for agriculture assistance including a federal match and other farm recovery activities and repairs.

· $60 million to repair and renovate damaged public schools.

· $30 million to repair the campuses of UNC-W, UNC-P, and Fayetteville State University.

· $5 million for repairs at community colleges, and $8.5 million to make up for reduced tuition revenues.

· $8 million to help college students who had losses from the storm remain enrolled in community colleges and universities throughout the state.

· $33 million for several housing assistance and repair programs.

· $28 million to assist local governments with recovery.

· Tens of millions more dollars will meet needs in behavioral health, community hospitals, small businesses, community colleges, and mosquito abatement efforts in areas of North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence.

· Funding for coastal beach renourishment, dredging needs, marine debris cleanup, and commercial fishermen were also included in the recovery package.

· The measure includes a fix for members of the National Guard who participated in the response to Hurricane Matthew. The bill waives outstanding debt service members owed due to accidental overpayments by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). It also requires DPS to reimburse service members who already repaid the department.

On November 27th, the General Assembly will return to Raleigh to enact further legislation aimed at mitigating the effects of Hurricane Florence.


Friday, October 5, 2018 10:42 AM

Hurricane Florence Bi-Partisan Relief

Today, the General Assembly took its first steps in delivering relief to those affected by Hurricane Florence. This included addressing teacher pay, school calendars, election issues, mosquitoes and more. We will be reconvening to consider a larger funding package to help storm victims. This is only the start - we're going to make sure folks get the assistance they need each step of the way.


Friday, October 5, 2018 10:36 AM

Rep. Davis at the Red Cross

The Salvation Army is such a wonderful Christian organization. I helped them to distribute supplies, which included clean-up kits, brooms, mops, tarps, food boxes, water, hygiene items, and infant items. All of the volunteers were so friendly and respectful of the individuals that came for help, and those who received the supplies were thankful to get them.


When I was giving out hygiene supplies, I took the opportunity to speak to as many of the recipients as possible, thanked them for coming, and wished them the best. Once again, so many different people coming together to help those victims of the Hurricane in need. Yet another example of why I am so proud that I am from and live in New Hanover County.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 3:00 PM

October 2 Newsletter

Today, I was joined by my fellow members of the General Assembly to consider two Bills in order to begin the process of addressing issues that stem from Hurricane Florence in counties that have been designated under a major disaster declaration by the President of the United States.

The first Bill, SB 2 (School Calendar & Pay/Hurricane Florence) addressed immediate concerns by providing flexibility in the school calendar and facilitating compensation for school employees.

· Public school units in FEMA designated counties may, in their discretion, make up days missed, deem completed up to 20 days missed, or any combination of those two options. This allows each particular school district to do what is best under their particular circumstances.

· Public school units in non-FEMA designated counties, for days in excess of the first two days missed, may, in their discretion, make up days missed, deem days completed, or any combination of those two options. If a public school unit’s scheduled calendar will already meet the 185 day or 1025 hour requirement, the public school unit does not have to make up the first two days missed.

· Public school employees, other than charter school employees, would be deemed employed and would be provided compensation on days deemed complete that are not required to be made up. This will make sure that all school employees receive a pay check. As to charter schools, the General Assembly does not have the authority to direct how charter schools pay their employees.

· Due to schools being closed, $6.5 million was appropriated to provide compensation for school lunch employees whose compensation is normally provided by school lunch receipts and federal funds on instructional days.

· Allow certain college students who are enrolled in an educator preparation program and who are affected by Hurricane Florence to have the clinical internship requirement of the program deemed completed.

The second Bill, HB 4 (the Hurricane Florence Emergency Response Act), of which I was a Primary Sponsor, addressed other immediate concerns by establishing the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund, facilitating extended voter registration days, assisting in mosquito population control, and waiving DMV and homeowner recovery fees. $56.5 million was appropriated to the fund from the Saving Reserve.

· $50 million was appropriated to provide the State match and also for costs and programs authorized under G.S. 166A-19.42(b) (State Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Fund). Currently, this applies to 28 counties that were designated under the major disaster declarations, but that number could grow.

· The deadline for voter registration applications in counties designated as major disaster zones has been extended to 5 PM on October 15, 2018.

· County boards of elections can unanimously vote to provide for a substitution if a one-stop voting site was damaged by Hurricane Florence.

· Allows a county board of election to alter voting places for Election Day if the change is to substitute a voting place that was damaged by Hurricane Florence.

· $400,000 was appropriated to the Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement to implement these needs.

· Expresses the General Assembly’s intent to prevent adverse public health impacts related to the emergence of large populations of floodwater mosquitoes and encourages the Division of Public Health within the Department of Health and Human Services to continue working with local health departments to expedite mosquito control efforts.

· Authorizes the governor to waive the Division of Motor Vehicle fees for multiple services they offer.

· Authorizes the governor to waive the $10 fee charged by city and county building inspectors to fund the Homeowners Recovery Fund.

Today’s actions dealt with issues that were deemed emergency in nature and had to be addressed immediately. It is important to note that this is just the initial step in dealing with all of the issues resulting from Hurricane Florence. The Legislature will follow up with a Special Session on Monday, October 15th in order to consider a much broader appropriation package.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:19 PM

September 11 Newsletter

If you experience a power outage at your home, please use the information below to report it.

Please follow the recommendations of our local officials. Be prepared because your safety and the safety of our emergency responders are both important and the number one priority. If we all work together, we will get through this and successfully move forward


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