AN ACT TO ADJUST THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL BE VOTING MEMBERS, TO AUTHORIZE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES TO HIRE A CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, AND TO CLARIFY THE VOTING PROCESS BY MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES. Enacted June 30, 2016. Effective August 1, 2016.
Summary date: Jun 30 2016 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 15 2016 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends the effective date provision, now providing that the act is effective August 1, 2016 (previously, was effective July 1, 2015), and applies to contracts entered into and other actions taken by Regional Transportation Authorities on or after that date.
Summary date: Apr 14 2015 - View summary
House committee substitute makes a change to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 160A-636 regarding voting and action by the Board of Trustees of the Regional Transportation Authorities. Deletes subsection (c) which called for the chairperson to cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie vote.
Summary date: Apr 2 2015 - View summary
Amends GS 160A-635 to amend the membership of the Board of Trustees (Board) of regional transportation authorities to require at least two, but no more than three, members be Board of Transportation members appointed by the Secretary of Transportation and adds criteria for those appointments. Make all Board members voting members. No longer requires that the Secretary be elected annually. Amends GS 160A-636 to amend what is needed for a quorum of the Board and provides guidance on how to count members for purposes of establishing the quorum. Requires an affirmative vote equal to a majority of all members of the Board not excused from voting in order to authorize the expenditure of public funds, or to take specified actions on contracts on behalf of the authority.
Amends the powers of the Regional Transportation Authority as follows. Provides authority to employ a chief administrative officer (was, persons deemed necessary) to carry out the Authority's functions and duties and sets guidelines for compensation. Makes technical changes.
Enacts new GS 160A-639.1 to set out the chief administrative officer's duties. Makes the chief administrative officer responsible to the Board for administering all matters placed in the officer's charge by the Board. Specifies eight duties, including hiring, appointing, suspending, or removing Authority employees; attending all Board meetings; and preparing and submitting the annual budget and capital program to the Board. Requires the chief administrative officer to designate an Authority employee as clerk who has four specified duties.
Effective July 1, 2015, and applies to contracts entered into and other actions taken by Authorities on or after that date.