A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO FURTHER PROTECT MILITARY LANDS, TO MAKE AMENDMENTS TO THE MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSION, AND TO PROTECT SENSITIVE MILITARY DOCUMENTS.
House committee substitute to the 3rd edition deletes all provisions of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.
Enacts new GS 143-135.29 requiring the State Construction Office to maintain, and make publicly available, maps of areas surrounding major military installations that are subject to the provisions of Article 9G of GS Chapter 143. Amends the definitions in GS 143-151.71 to remove the term Building Code Council and add State Construction Office. Makes conforming changes to GS 143-151.73 and GS 143-151.75, replacing the Building Code Council with State Construction Office. Repeals GS 143-138(j2), which authorized the Building Code Council to review and endorse proposals for the construction of tall buildings or structures in areas surrounding major military installations. Enacts new subsection (d), Meetings and Records, to GS 127C-1, which established the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission (Commission). Provides that the Commission may withhold documents and discussions related to the federal government's process to determine closure or realignment of military installations so long as public inspection would frustrate the purpose of confidentiality.
Enacts new GS 127C-5 to allow the Commission and the Department of Commerce (Department) to share with other bodies documents and discussions protected from disclosure; shared information is confidential and exempt from GS Chapter 132 to the same extent that it is confidential in the Commission’s or Department’s possession. Also allows the Commission and Department to share documents and discussions protected from disclosure with any third party in its discretion in carrying out the Commission’s purposes. Shared information must be shared under an agreement to keep the information confidential to the same extent that it is confidential in the Commission’s or Department’s possession.
Amends GS 132-1.2 to add that nothing in GS Chapter 132 requires disclosure of documents related to the federal government’s process to determine closure or realignment of military installations until a final decision has been made in that process. Amends GS 143-318.11 to allow holding a closed session to discuss matters relating to military installation closure or realignment.
Effective for meetings held on or after October 1, 2014.
Make conforming changes to the act's titles.
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