Bill Summary for S 81 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

Jul 10 2013
S.L. 2013-272

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 81 (Local) Filed Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE THE CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY.
Intro. by Rucho.

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House committee substitute to the 8th edition makes the following changes. Changes the name of the Authority to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport Authority (was, the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority).

Changes the membership of the Authority as follows: (1) adds two registered voters of Charlotte appointed by the Mayor, at lease one of whom is a resident of the west side of Charlotte; (2) adds two registered voters of Charlotte appointed by the city council, at least one of whom is a resident of the west side of Charlotte (previous edition required one person who is a registered voter of Charlotte appointed by the city council and one member that is a registered voter of Charlotte appointed by the Mayor); (3) deletes the requirement that one member be a registered voter in Mecklenburg County nominated by the Charlotte City Council appointed by the General Assembly upon the President Pro Tempore of the Senate's recommendation; and (4) provides that one member be appointed by the other 10 members (was, an at-large member appointed by a majority vote of the other members). Deletes the requirement the initial members of the Authority be the members of the Airport Advisory Committee of Charlotte, limits the powers of the initial members, and encourages the appointment of members without untoward delay. Requires the appointing authorities to appoint initial members by October 1, 2013, with terms commencing on that date. Requires the Authority to appoint the 11th member by December 1, 2013. Requires that members, when practical, have experience in aviation, logistics, construction and/or facilities management, law, accounting, and/or finance. Specifies that initial four-year terms expire December 31, 2017 (was, June 30) and all initial two-year terms expire December 31, 2015 (was, June 30).

Adds airport facilities to those entities for which the right, title, and interest of Charlotte is deemed to have been transferred. Makes conforming changes. Changes the date of the transfer to January 1, 2014 (was, upon enactment of the act). Provides that the Authority is to be deemed to have appointed, effective January 1, 2014, as its initial executive director, the Aviation Director of Charlotte. Also provides that it is deemed to have employed, effective January 1, 2014, the employees of Charlotte assigned to the City's Aviation Department and under the Aviation Director's supervision as the Authority's initial employees.

Adds that, in its initial decisions, the Authority must consider the consultant recommendations made to Charlotte in 2013 concerning governance of the Airport.

Adds that the Authority may make recommendations to the 2013 General Assembly before it reconvenes in 2014 concerning amendments to this act, with the recommendations eligible for consideration as if it were a committee or commission.

Adds that during the period from October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, the interim period beginning the time the terms of the Authority begins and ending the day before the Authority begins operating the airport, Charlotte must make available to the Authority as needed the services of city officers and employees that this act transfers to the Authority.

Changes the act's short and long titles.

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