A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES AND THE TRYON PALACE COMMISSION FROM CERTAIN RULE-MAKING REQUIREMENTS WHEN CHANGING ADMISSION AND ACTIVITY FEES AT STATE HISTORIC SITES, MUSEUMS, AND TRYON PALACE HISTORIC SITES AND GARDENS.
Identical to H 377, filed 3/20/13.
Amends GS 121-7.3 to permit the Department of Cultural Resources (Department) to charge a reasonable admission fee to any historic site as well as to any museum administered by the Department. Provides that the collected fees, which are to be deposited in a nonreverting account under current law, must be used to support the operation of each historic site as well as each museum.
Amends GS 121-7.3 and GS 143B-71 to exempt the Department and the Tryon Palace Commission (Commission) from the rule-making requirements of Article 2A, GS Chapter 150B, regarding changing admission fees or related activity fees at historic sites, museums, and Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens. Requires the Commission and the Department to provide a report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations indicating the amount and purpose of a fee change within 30 days of the date that the fee change is effective.
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