AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL TO MOVE A CERTAIN MONUMENT ON THE CAMPUS TO A PERMANENT INDOOR LOCATION FOR PUBLIC VIEWING AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO DEVELOP PLANS FOR RELOCATION AND TO MOVE THE MONUMENT TO A NEW SITE.
Identical to S 764 filed on 5/29/18.
Includes General Assembly findings and intent.
Directs the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (chancellor) to identify a new site for the permanent relocation of the confederate soldier monument located at the center of McCorkle Place on the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill campus. The confederate monument must be relocated to an indoor site that is readily accessible to the public for viewing at no cost on a convenient and regularly scheduled basis. The confederate monument must be moved no later than April 1, 2020. The confederate monument may be moved despite the restrictions generally imposed by GS 100-2.1 (protection of monuments).
Directs the chancellor to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources and the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by April 1, 2019, on the identification of the new site and progress on relocating the confederate monument, including the process used to identify the site and the costs associated with relocating and preserving the confederate monument.
Appropriates $10,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of UNC for the 2018-19 fiscal year to be allocated to UNC Chapel Hill to identify a site and develop plans for the permanent relocation and preservation of the confederate monument. Unexpended funds at the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year will not revert to the General Fund and will remain available until the end of the 2019-20 fiscal year. UNC Chapel Hill is to use non-State funds to move the confederate monument to the new site and for any additional associated costs. Effective July 1, 2018.
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