Establishes the 13-member State Payment in Lieu of Taxes Study Commission (Commission). Membership includes three House members and three members of the public (based on recommendation from the NC Association of County Commissioners and the NC League of Municipalities) appointed by the Speaker of the House, three Senate members and three members of the public (based on recommendation from the NC Association of County Commissioners and the NC League of Municipalities) appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Secretary of Revenue. Provides for designating a cochair, filling vacancies, securing meeting space, assigning professional staff, and exercising powers. Requires the Commission to study issues relating to the development of a state payment in lieu of taxes for state properties. Allows the Commission to submit an interim report on the results of its study to the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives at any time by filing a copy of the report with specified offices. Requires the Commission to submit a final report on the results of its study to the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, before the 2017 General Assembly convenes, by filing a copy of the report with the specified offices. Terminates the Committee upon the earlier of the convening of the 2017 General Assembly or upon the filing of the Committee's final report.
Requires the Environmental Review Commission (ERC) to study issues relating to statewide approaches to control invasive aquatic noxious weeds in the state's waters, including necessary funding. Requires the ERC to report its findings and recommendations to the 2016 Regular Session of the 2015 General Assembly.
Requires the Revenue Laws Study Committee (Committee) to study issues relating to the financial impacts on local governments of exempting previously taxable properties from the property tax base when the property is acquired by nonprofits. Requires a report on the Committee's findings and recommendation to the 2016 Regular Session of the 2015 General Assembly.
Amends GS 153A-292 to allow a board of county commissioners to establish, by ordinance, a program for collecting residential recyclable materials. Also allows imposing a fee for the program, sets limitations on that fee, and provides parameters for setting and imposing the fee. Allows a county to operate a residential recycling collection program within a city's corporate limits upon the adoption of a resolution by the city's governing board.
Bill S 422 (2015-2016)Summary date: Mar 25 2015 - View summary