Bill Summary for H 686 (2013-2014)

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Apr 11 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 686 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO RENAME THE NC SEAFOOD INDUSTRIAL PARK AUTHORITY TO REFLECT ITS BROADER MISSION AND TO MAKE OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO THE AUTHORITY'S ENABLING LEGISLATION.
Intro. by Tine, Stone, Steinburg.

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Amends Article 23C of GS Chapter 113 to change the name of the North Carolina Seafood Industrial Park Authority to the North Carolina Marine Industrial Park Authority (Authority) throughout the Article. Changes references to seafood industrial parks to marine industrial parks throughout the Article.

Amends the Authority's general purposes as follows: (1) to acquire, construct, equip, maintain, develop and improve the port facilities at the parks and to maintain, develop, an improve the navigability of waterways in or adjacent to the parks and those waterways connecting the parks with the channels of commerce of the Atlantic Ocean; also removes references to specific parks and the requirement of consistency with projects designed pursuant to the Manteo Bay navigation project; (2) to foster and stimulate the growth of marine-related industries in the state (was, to foster and stimulate shipment of seafood commerce through said ports); (3) to accept funds from any counties or cities containing a marine industrial park and to use the funds in a manner, within the Authority's purposes, that is stipulated by the funding county or city; and (4) deletes cooperating with the federal government in the maintenance, development, improvement, and use of seafood harbors and the waterways connecting the parks with the channels of commerce of the Atlantic Ocean.

Amends the powers of the Authority to authorize and empower the Authority to port facilities at the parks and improve the navigability of those waterways connecting the parks with the channels of commerce of the Atlantic Ocean.

Amends the powers of eminent domain in GS 113-315.32 to remove the reference to navigation stabilization structures recommended by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Makes conforming and clarifying changes throughout the Article.

 

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