AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES AND TO REMOVE CERTAIN LANDS FROM THE STATE NATURE AND HISTORIC PRESERVE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND CERTAIN REPORTS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA POLICY COLLABORATORY TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; TO CLARIFY CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS IN THE 2018 HURRICANE FLORENCE DISASTER RECOVERY ACT; TO CORRECT AN EFFECTIVE DATE; TO REPEAL AND REPLACE AN ACT PROVIDING FOR EMERGENCY OPERATING FUNDS FOR UTILITIES; TO ADJUST FOR INFLATION THE THRESHOLD FOR DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION APPROVAL OF STATE LEASES; AND TO CLARIFY AND AMEND THE SEPTIC TANK SITE SUITABILITY DETERMINATION PROCESS.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Makes the changes to GS 143B-135.16, making certain Class 3 misdemeanors infractions at state parks, effective December 1, 2019.
Amends GS 14-417.2 to return to the current language in the statute to require only permanent enclosures (was, enclosures in general in the previous edition) to be escape-proof and have a fence sufficient to prevent contact between an observer and the crocodilian and have an operable lock.
Adds a section to the act as follows. Amends GS 143-260.10 by removing specified tracts from the following, which are components of the State Nature and Historic Preserve: (1) William B. Umstead State Park, (2) Hanging Rock State Park, and (3) Chimney Rock State Park.
Amends the act's long title.