A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE BASE BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT OPERATIONS OF STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Senate amendment #21 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Part VII. Information Technology
Amends proposed Section 7.7 of SL 2013-360 to add to the entities that are required to create a career path for state government information technology contracting professionals to add the Department of Computer Science at NC State University, and in the State CIO’s discretion, schools and departments at other public and private institutions of higher learning in the state.
Part VIII. Public Schools
Subsection (b) of Section 8.4 requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to study the feasibility of consolidating by region the 25 local school administrative units (local units) with the lowest average daily membership (ADM) by the end of the 2018-19 school year. Amends this subsection to direct DPI to consider input from local boards of education of the local units included in the study.
Amends the reporting requirement for the North Carolina Center for Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) to require that NCCAT report the specified information to the State Board of Education and the Fiscal Research Division of the General Assembly (was, report only to the Fiscal Research Division of the General Assembly).
Part XI. Universities
Makes a technical correction.
Part XIII. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Deletes Section 13.14, Umstead Research Station.
Amends GS 106-6.3 to delete the provision that expenditures from the Research Station Fund must not be used for agricultural research station administered by other state agencies.
Amends GS 139-60(c)(3) by deleting the requirement that the Commission take into account the impact of new well placement upon the well of adjoining and surrounding landowners when considering agricultural well development.
Deletes Section 13.12, DACS Agricultural Center Growth Study.
Part XV. Department of Commerce
This section enacts new GS 143B-437.110 to establish the Nature and Heritage Tourism Advisory Board (Advisory Board). Amends GS 143B-437.110 to require the Advisory Board to coordinate its efforts under this Part with the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition, Inc., and with the North Carolina Travel Industry Association, Inc.
Subpart XVI-C. Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice
Amends GS 66-25(b) to provide that electrical devices, appliances, or equipment used by the Division of Adult Correction of the Department of Public Safety may (was, shall) be evaluated for safety and suitability by the Central Engineering Section of the Department of Public Safety (this subsection was deleted in its entirety in the 2nd edition).
Subpart XVIII-B. Administrative Office Of The Courts
Makes a clarifying change to the effective date of the section.
Amends GS 14-269(c) to add that a violation punishable under GS 14-415.21(a) (where a person who has been issued a valid permit is found to be carrying a concealed handgun without possession of the permit or who fails to disclose to any law enforcement officer that the person holds a valid permit and is carrying a concealed handgun) is not punishable under this statute.
Part XXXVI. Capital Appropriations
Requires the proceeds of bonds and notes to be allocated and expended as provided, including a maximum aggregate principal amount of $206 million (was, $200,600,000) to finance the capital facility costs of projects previously authorized or subsequently to be authorized by the General Assembly to be financed under Article 9 of GS Chapter 142 of the General Statutes but for which some or all of the amount of bonds authorized to be issued have not yet been issued.