STUDY/MPO VOTING POWER DISTRIBUTION.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 596 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 5, 2017
AN ACT TO STUDY THE DISTRIBUTION OF VOTING POWER AMONG THE VOTING MEMBERS OF METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.
Intro. by Bradford, Millis.

Status: Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Jun 12 2018)

SOG comments (1):

Long Title Change

House amendment to the 1st edition made changes to the long title. The original title is as follows:

AN ACT TO STUDY THE DISTRIBUTION OF VOTING POWER AMONG THE VOTING MEMBERS OF METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.

H 596

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 20 2017 - More information

    House amendment makes the following change to the 1st edition.

    Amends the long title.

    Renames the Study Committee as the Study Committee on the Distribution of Voting Power in Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Rural Transportation Planning Organizations.

    Makes conforming changes to the subjects of the Committee's study.


  • Summary date: Apr 5 2017 - More information

    Establishes the Study Committee on the Distribution of Voting Power in Metropolitan Planning Organizations (Committee). Provides for the membership of the Committee, with five members of the House of Representatives and five members of the Senate. Directs the Speaker and the President Pro Tempore to each designate a cochair. Sets forth the parameters for Committee meetings, quorum of the Committee, and the filling of vacancies. 

    Directs the Study Committee to study the process used and guidelines followed by Metropolitan Planning Organizations in determining how to distribute voting power among their voting members. Requires the study to include an examination of other states' laws.

    Provides the powers of the Committee, member expenses, and staffing. 

    Directs the Committee to report its findings and proposed legislation to the 2018 Regular Session of the 2017 General Assembly. Terminates the Committee upon filing of the final report or the convening of the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly, whichever is earlier. 


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