Bill Summary for S 81 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

Jul 16 2013
S.L. 2013-272

Bill Information:

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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Bill summary

House amendment makes the following changes to the 9th edition.

Provides that the initial members of the Airport Authority will be the members of the Airport Advisory Committee of Charlotte. Such members will serve only until six members have been appointed by the Appointing Authorities. Limits the powers of the Airport Advisory Committee serving as the initial members to ministerial acts, having no power to award or enter into employment or management contracts. Deletes requirement that the initial terms of office for newly appointed members begin on October 1, 2013.

Provides that all right, title, and interest that the City of Charlotte holds in airport property, facilities, and Charlotte Douglas International Airport will be considered to have been transferred to the Authority when this act becomes law (was, January 1, 2014). Further provides that any development agreements or other contracts of the City of Charlotte pertaining to or related to airport property and airport facilities in effect at the time of the transfer, including any contracts in regards to insurance, will remain in full force and effect after the transfer is completed.

Deletes the effective date for appointing the Aviation Director of the City of Charlotte as the Executive Director of the Authority (previously, effective date of appointment was January 1, 2014). Makes technical changes regarding the compensation and benefits of the Executive Director.

Deletes provision providing that the Authority will be deemed to have employed, effective January 1, 2014, the employees assigned to the Charlotte Aviation Department as the initial employees of the Authority.

Adds new section to the act providing that, from the date the act is enacted and continuing until December 31, 2013, unless terminated earlier by a specified agreement, Charlotte will continue to employ the employees of the city's Aviation Department with the Authority leasing the employees from the city. Sets outs the details and conditions of the lease, including requiring that the city be responsible for all matters related to the payment of payroll taxes, salaries, and any other employee benefits and that the Authority compensate the city for the costs of such expenses and as required by law. Further details that the city must continue to provide all the employment benefits currently available to the airport employees. Provides that effective January 1, 2014, or earlier by way of specified agreement, the Authority will be deemed to have hired all the airport employees as the initial employees of the Authority, with the terms of employment, compensation, and benefits of the airport employees remaining the same under the Authority as provided under employment by the city as of December 31, 2013, or at the time of execution of the specified agreement.

Deletes language requiring Charlotte to make the services of its officers and employees available to the Authority from October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

Makes technical and conforming changes.

 

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