AN ACT TO AMEND THE NORTH CAROLINA METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICTS ACT TO MODIFY REPRESENTATION ON THE DISTRICT BOARD UPON EXPANSION, AND TO ALLOW METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICTS TO ALSO EXERCISE THE SAME POWERS AS METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION'S METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE/WATER SYSTEM COMMITTEE. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 5/17/12 and 6/14/12. Enacted August 3, 2012. Effective July 1, 2012.
Summary date: Aug 7 2012 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 14 2012 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Removes amendment made to GS 162A-67(a), which specified the number of members on the Sewerage District Board from the largest and smallest portions of the district when a district expands to contain two counties, and instead makes similar modifications to GS 162A-68(i) to detail the district board membership. Enacts new subdivision (2) to GS 162A-68(i) to require local governments added to an existing district to appoint members according to GS 162A-67(a)(4) only if the local government owns or operates a public wastewater collection system at the time of appointment. Rewrites GS 162A-67(a)(4), which was previously amended, to make conforming changes. Adds a section, enacting new GS 162A-67.5 to set out the methods for determining population and district board representation. Clarifies, in proposed subdivision (13c) to GS 162A-69, that a Metropolitan Sewerage District has authority to exercise any power of a Metropolitan Water District not listed in GS 162A-69. Specifies that the act applies to appointments made on or after July 1, 2012. Makes conforming changes to the bill title.
Summary date: May 17 2012 - View summary
Amends GS 162A-67(a) (Metropolitan Sewerage District boards) to set the number of district board members required when a district expands into another county, so the district lies in two counties. Requires the county in which the largest portion of the district lies to always have three members on the board, and the county in which the lesser portion of the district lies to always have two members. Makes modifications to the appointment process to the district board in GS 162A-67(a)(4). Makes a conforming change. Amends GS 162A-69 to grant a Metropolitan Sewerage District all the powers of a Metropolitan Water District. Effective July 1, 2012.