CREATE MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSION.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 613 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE THE NORTH CAROLINA MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSION.
Intro. by Brown.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-227 (Senate Action) (Jul 3 2013)

Bill History:

S 613/S.L. 2013-227

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 8 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO CREATE THE NORTH CAROLINA MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSION. Enacted July 3, 2013. Effective August 1, 2013.


  • Summary date: Jun 24 2013 - More information

    Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

    Amends GS 127C-2, concerning membership of the Military Affairs Commission, providing that the Commission will consist of 21 voting members (was, 20), with 11 voting members being appointed by the Governor (previously, 10 members were appointed by the Governor). Further provides that of the 11 members appointed by the Governor, six (was, five)  must be persons who reside in the state and are involved in military issues through civic, commercial, or governmental relationships. Expands the list of officers, or designees, that will be invited to serve as nonvoting ex officio members of the Commission, adding the commanding officers of the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina and of the Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads. Provides that, out of the 11 members appointed by the Governor to serve on the Commission, seven members (was, six) will be initially appointed to two year terms.


  • Summary date: Jun 20 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Amends GS 127C-1, regarding the purpose of the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission (Commission)established in this act. Deletes provision that authorizes the Commission to protect North Carolina's military installations from incompatible development. Provides that the Commission is authorized to identify and support ways to provide adequate housing and education (was, affordable housing and education) for military members and their families, military retirees, and veterans. Authorizes the Commission to support the Army's Compatible Use Buffer Program, the Working Lands Group, and related initiatives (was, specifically identified additional environmental and sustainability initiatives).

    Amends GS 127C-2 to provide that the membership of the Commission is to include nonvoting members and nonvoting ex officio members as designated in this section. Provides that one member of the House of Representatives and one member of the Senate are to serve as nonvoting members of the Commission. Specifies that each of the two legislators is to represent a district which contains all or any portion of one of the military installations described in sub-subdivisions b. through e. of subsection (b)(3) of this section. Provides that of the five appointees to the Commission by the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Speaker), one is to be a member of the House who has served in the military or who has extensive experience in the area of military affairs. Makes identical provision for a Senate member apointed by the President ProTempore of the Senate (President Pro Tem).

    Amends the list of office holders or their designees who are to serve as nonvoting ex officio members of the Commission to include themayor or the mayor's designeefor each of the following municipalities: (1) Elizabeth City, (2) Fayetteville, (3) Goldsboro, (4) Havelock, and (5) Jacksonville. Removes the Executive Director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities as a nonvoting ex officio member.

    Provides that this act becomes effective August 1, 2013 (was, July 1, 2013).


  • Summary date: May 14 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Adds the requirement that the NC Military Affairs Commission (Commission) meet at least once each quarter and adds the General Assembly to those entities that the Commission must report to at least every six months. Requires the Commission to provide the General Assembly with recommendations for legislation before the start of a regular session. Specifies that the Commission includes 20 voting members. Amends the qualifications for various members to allow appointment of a person who is retired from the military and who is actively involved in a military affairs organization or who is involved in military issues through civic, commercial, or governmental relationships (was, only involved in military issues through civic, commercial, or governmental relationships). Adds the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the list of nonvoting ex-officio Commission members. Deletes the provision concerning membership terms of the Executive Committee and instead provides that the voting members serve for two terms, with no prohibition against being reappointed, and provides for the terms of specified initial appointments. Requires initial terms to commence on July 1, 2013. Requires the Department of Commerce to use funds within its budget for the authorized per diem, subsistence, and travel expenses.


  • Summary date: May 8 2013 - More information

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

    Establishes the NC Military Affairs Commission (Commission) in the Office of the Governor (was, within the Department of Public Safety), with the Department of Commerce responsible for organizational, budgetary, and administrative purposes (was, responsibility of the Department of Public Safety). Expands the Commission's purposes to also include providing counsel and recommendations, in addition to advice, and expands on those to be advised by the Commission to also include the Governor and the Secretary of Commerce. Provides that the Commission is to advise on initiatives, programs, and legislation that will continue and increase the role that the state's military installations, the National Guard, and Reserves play in America's defense strategy and the economic health and vitality of the state (was, the Commission was to advise on five specified issues). Specifies 11 activities that the Commission is authorized to perform, including identifying and supporting ways to promote quality of life for military members and their families, lead the state's initiative to prepare for the next round of Base Realignment and Closure, and share information and coordinate efforts with the state's congressional delegation and other federal agencies. Adds that the Commission must report to the Governor on military affairs at least every six months, and to the General Assembly before the start of legislative sessions, or as required by members. Allows priority actions or issues to be submitted at any time.

    Provides that the Commission will consist of voting members who are either appointed by the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate or serve as nonvoting ex officio members. Specifies the required qualifications of the ten members appointed by the Governor, the five appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the five members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Removes reference to the Executive Committee. Amends the members listed as nonvoting ex officio members of the Commission to add the Commissioner of Agriculture and remove the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point; Commander 4th FW, Seymour Johnson Airforce Base; Commander 43rd Airlift Wing, Pope Air Force Base; Commander of the US Coast Guard Support Center, Elizabeth City; and the Executive Director of the NC Association of County Commissioners. Specifies 10 commanding generals and officers who must be invited to serve as nonvoting ex officio members.

    Requires that the Commission chair be appointed by the Governor from the voting members of the Commission (was, elected by a majority vote of the executive committee membership). Provides that the initial meeting is at a time and place to be determined by the Secretary of Commerce (was, Secretary of Public Safety), with the first order of business being the adoption of bylaws and establishment of committees (was, the election of a chair).

    Makes conforming changes to GS 127C-3.

    Changes the effective date of the act from October 1, 2013, to July 1, 2013.


  • Summary date: Apr 2 2013 - More information

    Abolishes the NC Advisory Commission on Military Affairs.

    Amends GS Chapter 127 C to establish the NC Military Affairs Commission (Commission), to advise the General Assembly, State officials, and State agencies on specified matters concerning the military presence in the state, including supporting the long term goal of a viable and prosperous military presence in the state, and finding ways to coordinate the state's interest in future activities of the Department of Defense with the promotion of the state's economic interest in developing the state's natural resources. Specifies the naming of the Commission's 15 members and 17 ex officio members, with appointed members serving two year terms. Requires the initial Commission meeting to be within 30 days of the effective date the act.

    Effective October 1, 2013.


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