STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS/RIGHTS & RECOGNITION

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 735 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AT CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES MAY DETERMINE THE ORGANIZATION'S CORE FUNCTIONS AND RESOLVE ANY DISPUTES OF THE ORGANIZATION AND TO PROHIBIT CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES FROM DENYING RECOGNITION TO ORGANIZATIONS FOR EXERCISING THESE RIGHTS.
Intro. by Jones, Jordan, Arp, Riddell.

Status: Ref To Com On Education/Higher Education (Senate Action) (May 16 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change.

House committee susbtitute changes the long and short title.  The original titles were as follows:

 

Protect Religous Student Groups

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AT CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES MAY DETERMINE THE ORGANIZATION'S CORE FUNCTIONS AND RESOLVE ANY DISPUTES OF THE ORGANIZATION.

Bill History:

H 735

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 14 2013 - More information

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

    Changes the long and short title.

    Amends GS 116-40.12 and GS 115D-20.2 , making organizational and clarifying changes. Clarifies that no constituent institution or community college that grants recognition to any student organization will deny recognition to a student organization or deny a student organization access to programs, funding, facilities, or other privileges associated with official recognition otherwise available to other student organizations on the basis of that organization's exercise of its rights.

     


  • Summary date: Apr 11 2013 - More information

    Enacts new GS 116-40.12, allowing a religious or political student organization to determine that ordering the organization's internal affairs, selecting leaders, defining doctrines, and resolving disputes are in furtherance of the organization's mission and that only persons committed to that mission should conduct those activities. Prohibitsany constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, which has granted recognition and access to any student organization or group, from discriminating against any such student organization or group that exercisesthese rights.

    Enacts GS 115D-20.2, applying identical provisions to North Carolina's community colleges.


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