AN ACT TO AMEND THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD, TO ADD AN ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENERAL FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD, AND TO ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL USES OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER FUNDS FOR SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS OF DECEASED NATIONAL GUARD SERVICEMEMBERS.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends GS 127A-19 to declare that the military head of the militia is the Adjutant General who has the rank of major general with federal recognition at the time of the appointment or who attains that rank under this section.
Amends the eligibility requirements that must be met to qualify for an appointment as Adjutant General in subsection (b). Removes language requiring that the length of service must include a total of five years or more of commissioned service in any of the following branches of the reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States: Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve. Adds the requirement that the person must have a minimum of three years commissioned service in the North Carolina Army or Air National Guard within thesix-year period prior to the appointment date. Requires the person to have a minimum of 12 months in command of either (1) a NC National Guard unit or (2) a unit in any component of the Armed Forces of the US (was, required the person to have been a company or flight commander or higher rank for a minimum of 12 months in the Armed Forces of the US).
Amends subsection (c) to delete requirement that a deputy adjutant general, as appointed by the Adjutant General, must meet the same requirements as in subsection (b) of this section. Provides that the Adjutant General may appoint two assistant adjutants general (was, one) for the Army National Guard subject to the approval of the Governor and in consultation with the Secretary of Public Safety.
Designates the above provisions as effective for appointments on or after the effective date of this act. Except as otherwise indicated, this act is effective when it becomes law.
Effective July 1, 2014, provides that if Section 36.5 of Senate Bill 744, 2013 Regular Session, or substantially similar legislation becomes law, then the titleof GS 143C-8-12 is rewritten as follows: Capital improvement projects from sources other than the General Fund (was, University system capital improvement projects from sources that are not General Fund sources: approval of new project or change in scope of existing project). Makes organizational changes. Adds provision that allows the NC National Guard to approve expenditures for a capital project but only if the project and its operating costs will be entirely funded with federalfunds. Also provides that if Section 36.5of Senate Bill 744, 2013 Regular Session, or substantially similar legislation does not become law, this section will not include carryforward funds (funds carried forward from one fiscal year to another) in the "non-General Fund money."Amends Section 36.11(c) of SL 2013-360 to provide that if any projects funded under subsection (a) of this section are cancelled, the resulting fund availability may be used for other specified purposes. Also adds to those allowable purposes.
Adds a new section, GS 143-129.6, to Article 8 of GS Chapter 143 to provide for exemptions from Article 8 for expenditures for certain training projects of the NC National Guard. Effective July 1, 2014.
Allows for additional uses of the Family Assistance Center Funds for the benefits of surviving family members of deceased service members. Effective July 1, 2014.
Amends the long title of this act to reflect the changes in the bill content.
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