COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 14 (Local) Filed Wednesday, January 25, 2017
AN ACT TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT METHODS OF CERTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
Intro. by Burr.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Mar 6 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Long and Short Title Changes

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes changes to the long and short titles. The original titles are as follows:

MONTGOMERY CC/BD. OF TRUSTEES.

AN ACT TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT METHOD OF THE MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

H 14

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 2 2017 - More information

    House amendment #4 amends the 2nd edition, as amended, as follows. Makes the proposed changes to GS 115D-12 set out in Section 1 of the act, concerning the appointment of the Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, Rockingham Community College, and Wayne Community College boards of trustees, also applicable to the Piedmont Community College board of trustees.


  • Summary date: Mar 1 2017 - More information

    House amendments make the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amendment #1 makes a technical change to Section 1.(b) of the act.

    Amendment #2 makes the proposed changes to GS 115D-12 set out in Section 1 of the act, concerning the appointment of the Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College board of trustees, also applicable to the Rockingham Community College board of trustees.

    Amendment #3 amends proposed changes to GS 115D-12(a) as set forth in Sections 1 and 2 of the act, concerning the appointment of the board of trustees to the community colleges identified in each section by the General Assembly. Requires the Speaker and the President Pro Tempore to consult with their respective members whose districts include counties within the administrative areas of the identified community college prior to recommending individuals for appointments to the terms as previously specified. 


  • Summary date: Feb 28 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends the proposed changes to GS 115D-12, to modify the appointment method for trustees of Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College (was, Montgomery Community College only), providing that the four trustees appointed under Group Three by the Governor must now be appointed by the General Assembly. Clarifies that the President Pro Tempore will recommend individuals for appointments to terms expiring in 2017 and 2019 (was, recommend individuals for terms expiring in 2017 and 2019). Makes technical and clarifying changes to the proposed changes to subsection (c) concerning the filling of vacancies in the Groups. 

    Provides that the current members of the Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College board of trustees (was, the Montgomery Community College boards of trustees) will serve the remainder of their terms, with vacancies filled as previously specified.

    These provisions apply only to Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College (was, Montgomery Community College only).

    Amends GS 115D-12, as amended by SL 2015-243, to modify the appointment method for trustees of Isothermal Community College. Makes technical changes to refer to existing Group Two as Group One, existing Group Three as Group Two. and existing Group Four as Group Three. Makes conforming changes. Further, provides that the four trustees appointed under Group Two (currently Group Three) by the Governor must now be appointed by the General Assembly. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate must each recommend two individuals for appointment. The Speaker of the House will make recommendations for appointments to terms expiring in 2018 and 2020, with the President Pro Tempore recommending individuals for appointments to terms expiring in 2017 and 2019. Makes identical changes to subsection (c), concerning filling vacancies that have occurred, as those made to the statute for trustees at Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College. Adds language requiring vacancies in Group Two to be filled pursuant to GS 120-122 (Vacancies in legislative appointments) (previously, all vacancies were to be filled by the agency or agencies authorized to select the trustees of that group). Makes clarifying changes. 

    Provides that the current members of the Isothermal Community College board of trustees will serve the remainder of their terms. As terms expire or a vacancy occurs, trustee members will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.  If a vacancy occurs in a Group Two seat that was appointed by the Governor, that seat will be filled by joint recommendation of the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Once that term expires, the new trustee will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.

    These provisions only apply to Isothermal Community College.

    Changes the act's long and short titles. 


  • Summary date: Jan 25 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 115D-12, to modify the appointment method for trustees of Montgomery Community College, providing that the four trustees appointed under Group Three by the Governor must now be appointed by the General Assembly. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate must each recommend two individuals for appointment.The Speaker of the House will make recommendations for the terms expiring in 2018 and 2020, with the President Pro Tempore recommending individuals for terms expiring in 2017 and 2019. 

    Amends process for filling any vacancies that have occurred, requiring vacancies in Groups One and Two to be filled by the agencies authorized to select trustees for those groups. Provides that if a vacancy is not filled within 60 days in Group One or Two, then the Governor can fill the vacancy by appointment. Adds language requiring vacancies in Group Three to be filled pursuant to GS 120-122 (Vacancies in legislative appointments) (previously, all vacancies were to be filled by the agency or agencies authorized to select the trustees of that group).

    Provides that the current members of the Montgomery Community College board of trustees will serve the remainder of their terms. As terms expire or a vacancy occurs, trustee members will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.  If a vacancy occurs in a Group Three seat that was appointed by the Governor, that seat will be filled by joint recommendation of the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Once that term expires, the new trustee will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.

    This act only applies to Montgomery Community College.


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