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Senate Bill 280 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ALLOWING NON-STATE EMPLOYEES AFFILIATED WITH THE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM TO DRIVE STATE-OWNED VEHICLES; EXPANDING THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES AND THE TRYON PALACE TO CHARGE ADMISSION AND RELATED ACTIVITY FEES; AND ESTABLISHING THE A+ SCHOOLS SPECIAL FUND IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES, THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL.
Intro. by Meredith.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-297 (Senate Action) (Jul 18 2013)

SOG comments (2):

Identical bill.

Identical to H 322, filed on 3/14/13.

Title changes

The House committee substitute to the 2nd edition change the act's titles. The original long title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO WAIVE THE COMMERCIAL SKILLS TEST FOR RETIRED OR DISCHARGED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ALSO SATISFY OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

S 280/S.L. 2013-297

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 22 2013 - More information

    AN ACT ALLOWING NON-STATE EMPLOYEES AFFILIATED WITH THE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM TO DRIVE STATE-OWNED VEHICLES; EXPANDING THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES AND THE TRYON PALACE TO CHARGE ADMISSION AND RELATED ACTIVITY FEES; AND ESTABLISHING THE A+ SCHOOLS SPECIAL FUND IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES, THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL. Enacted July 18, 2013. Effective July 18, 2013.


  • Summary date: Jun 27 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition deletes all provisions of the 2nd edition and instead provides as follows.

    Allows non-state employees affiliated with the Transportation Museum to drive a state-owned vehicle on the museum property.

    Amends GS 121-7.3 to allow the Department of Cultural Resources (Department) to charge an admission and related activity fee (was, admission fee) to any historic site or museum (was, museum only) administered by the Department. Requires the admission and related activity fee be deposited into the appropriate special fund and requires that the revenue be used for the individual historic site or museum where the receipts were generated. Deletes the provision requiring the Department to retain unbudgeted receipts at the end of the fiscal year and deposit them into the nonreverting account, to be used to support a portion of each museum's operations.

    Amends GS 143B-71 to allow Tryon Palace to charge admission and related activity fees.

    Enacts new GS 143B-87.2 creating the A+ Schools Special Fund in the Department's NC Arts Council consisting of all receipts from private donations, grant funds, and earned revenue. The Fund revenue may be used only for contracted services, conference and meeting expenses, travel, staff salaries, and other administrative costs related to the A+ Schools program. States that the section applies to the A+ Schools program, transferred to the NC Arts Council in SL 2010-31. Requires the Department to report to specified legislative entities by September 30 of each year on the source and amount of all funds credited to the Fund and the purpose and amount of all Fund expenditures during the prior fiscal year.

    Amends the act's titles.

     


  • Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - More information

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

    Makes a technical change to GS 20-37.13(c1)(3c).


  • Summary date: Mar 13 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 20-37.13(c1), providing that the DMV may waive the skills test for any qualified military applicant if the applicant is currently licensed at the time of application and meets several qualifications, including but not limited to, passing all required written knowledge exams and having not had more than one driver's license, except one from the military, in the last two years. The applicant must also certify and provide evidence that the applicant is a retired, discharged, or current member of an active or reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States and is regularly employed or was regularly employed in a military position within the 90-day period immediately preceding the date of application. Additionally the applicant must either have operated, for the two-year period immediately preceding application, a vehicle similar to the class and type of commercial motor vehicle he or she seeks to be licensed for and has taken and passed a skills test given by the military or, for an applicant who is a retired or discharged member, satisfy requirements of GS 20-37.13(c1)(3)b., and has not been dishonorably discharged and has been retired or discharged for no more than 90 days prior to the date of application.


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