Bill Summary for S 391 (2017-2018)

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May 31 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 391 (Public) Filed Monday, March 27, 2017
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF A FERRY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY.
Intro. by Rabon.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends proposed GS 160A-683 (Creation of Authority). Requires a certified copy of each resolution organizing (was, each resolution signifying the determination to organize) a Ferry Transportation Authority to be filed with the Secretary of State, as specified.

Amends proposed GS 160A-684 (Board of Trustees). Deletes the requirement that the member of a Board of Trustees of a Ferry Transportation Authority appointed by an elected board of a municipality only accessible by vessel be a year-round resident of the municipality (but retaining the requirement that the member be a resident). Deletes the requirement that the Board of Trustees elect a secretary and a treasurer, and authorizes the Board of Trustees to either elect from its membership or appoint a non-member to serve as secretary or treasurer.

Amends proposed GS 160A-685 (Ferry Transportation Authority). Authorizes an Authority to accept gifts or grants of money, real or personal property, or services from a person, the State, the federal government, or a unit of local government. Clarifies that an Authority's power to to provide other transportation related services is restricted to the service area of the Authority.

Amends proposed GS 160A-687 (Competition). Authorizes use of the equipment of the Authority for occasional (was, one-time) charter service events, subject to the currently-described conditions.

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