AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE A MATCH FOR FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS; TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE A MATCH FOR FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PROGRAM ACTIVITIES; AND TO PERMIT NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY TO SELL DAIRY PRODUCTS AT UNIVERSITY-OWNED FACILITIES TO SUPPORT THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY.
House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and now provides the following.
Directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to transfer, by August 15, 2020, $2 million in nonrecurring funds from the cash balance in the School Bus Replacement Fund (Fund) to the Academic Affairs, NCSU, budget code. Appropriates the transferred funds to the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) for 2020-21 to be allocated to NCSU for the University's participation in a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of innovative manufacturing processes for biopharmaceutical products. Requires that the funds support the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center at NCSU and serve as matching funds for a federal grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Further, directs DPI to transfer $3 million from the Fund to NC A&T by August 15, 2020. Appropriates the transferred funds to UNC BOG to be allocated to NC A&T for 2020-21 to match federal funds awarded to the University as a land-grant university under specified federal law.
Amends GS 66-58, which prohibits the sale of merchandise or services by governmental units, to allow NC A&T University to sell dairy products and by-products of heavy cream at University-owned facilities that are produced at the University Farm at NC A&T, so long as any profits are used to support the Agricultural Research Program and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University.
Reenacts and incorporates by reference the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.
Provides for the continued validity of 2019 legislation appropriating funds to entities covered by the act, unless expressly repealed or amended.
Effective July 1, 2020.
Changes the act's titles.
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