AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE LAWS GOVERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TO EXEMPT FINANCE, BUSINESS OFFICE, AND AUDITOR PROFESSIONALS FROM MOST PROVISIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA HUMAN RESOURCES ACT; TO CONSOLIDATE AND ELIMINATE CERTAIN REPORTS; TO CODIFY CAPITAL PROJECT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO PROVIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA FLEXIBILITY TO ADDRESS BUDGETARY AND OTHER IMPACTS OF COVID-19 THROUGH EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVES, REDUCTION IN FORCE APPROVAL AUTHORITY, AND AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE STATE HEALTH PLAN PREMIUM PAYMENTS FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES PLACED ON EMERGENCY TEMPORARY FURLOUGHS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes proposed subsection (e) to GS 143-133.1, which prohibited requiring UNC to report to the Secretary of Administration upon contracting with a construction manager at risk, design-builder, or private developer under a public-private partnership as required by subsection (a); exempted UNC from the Secretary's rules adopted to implement subsection (a); and directed the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) to adopt rules to implement the statute for UNC which were to include annual reporting by constituent institutions to the BOG and reporting to the Secretary of Administration within 12 months of the date of beneficial occupancy of the project. Instead, enacts new subsection (b1) directing the BOG to adopt rules to implement the provisions of the statute for UNC, including format and frequency of reporting, which require constituent institutions to annually report the information required by subsection (a) to the BOG.
Adds a new Part to the act as follows.
Enacts GS 143C-8-14 to establish reporting requirements for capital projects, defined as any capital improvement funded in whole or in part by State funds, including receipts, non-General Fund sources, or statutorily or constitutionally authorized indebtedness of any kind, that is not complete and is authorized by the General Assembly for a total project cost of at least $10 million. Requires biannual reports to be submitted to the specified NCGA committee and division by (1) the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) on the status of capital projects funded from the State Capital Infrastructure Fund or other State Funds, and (2) each State agency on the status of agency capital projects funded from non-State funds. Additionally requires quarterly reporting by State agencies on the status of agency capital projects to OSBM. Details required content of the reports. Directs the State Construction Office to annually report to the specified NCGA committee and division on (1) the status of the Facilities Condition Assessment Program (FCAP), as specified, and (2) the status of plan review, approval, and permitting for each State capital improvement project and community college capital improvement project over which the Office exercises plan review, approval, and permitting authority, as specified.
Makes conforming organizational changes and changes to the act's long title.