Bill Summaries: S320 REGIONAL WATER SYSTEMS AND STATE GRANTS.

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  • Summary date: Aug 5 2019 - More information

    The Governor vetoed the act on 8/2/2019. The Governor's objections and veto message are available here: https://webservices.ncleg.net/ViewBillDocument/2019/6056/0/S320-BD-NBC-6022


  • Summary date: Jul 10 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. 

    Amends GS 159G-42 concerning the disbursement of the proceeds of a loan or grant to water and wastewater infrastructure, as follows. Amends proposed (b) to require the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to ensure that the recipient (was, to encourage the recipient) has one of the specified agreements or resolutions with respect to each local government unit that (1) serves a customer base of over 5,000 and (2) purchases treated or untreated water from the recipient at the time of the loan or grant disbursement or is anticipated to purchase treated or untreated water from the recipient within the 30 years following the loan or grant disbursement (previously did not include anticipated purchase of treated or untreated water). Amends proposed (c) concerning resolving disputes between local governments in executing the written agreement, by adding that when there is a dispute between the local governments and the parties fail to agree, or do not adopt the Local Government Commission's recommendations upon disagreement, then DEQ must not disburse any loan or grant to either local government unit until the dispute is resolved to the Local Government Commission's satisfaction. Adds new (d) providing that the provisions in (b) and (c) apply only to disbursements of a loan or grant where the disbursement is for regionalization and the recipient or a beneficiary of the disbursement withdraws water from a reservoir owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers lying in at least two states with a dam located outside North Carolina. Amends the act's long title.


  • Summary date: May 7 2019 - More information

    Senate amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Modifies the proposed changes to GS 159G-42 providing that before disbursement of a loan or grant to a recipient that is engaged in regionalization or initiating regionalization with the loan or grant, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must encourage the recipient to have, rather than ensure that the recipient has, one of the following with respect to each local government unit that serves over 5,000 (previously did not specify customer base size) and purchases treated or untreated water from the recipient at the time of the disbursement of the loan or grant or anticipated to be served within the 30 years following the disbursement of the loan or grant: (1) a written agreement approved by the recipient's governing board and the local government's governing board stating the current rates of purchase and any anticipated increases over the term of the agreement or (2) a resolution approved by the governing board of the purchasing local government unit stating the local government unit waives its option to establish such a written agreement. Eliminates the proposed provision that prohibited disbursement of any loan or grant until a dispute is resolved to the satisfaction of the Local Government Commission.


  • Summary date: Mar 20 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 159G-42 by adding that before disbursement of a loan or grant to a recipient that is engaged in regionalization or initiating regionalization with the loan or grant, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must ensure that the recipient has one of the following with respect to each local government unit purchasing treated or untreated water from the recipient at the time of the disbursement of the loan or grant or anticipated to be served within the 30 years following the disbursement of the loan or grant: (1) a written agreement approved by the recipient's governing board and the local government's governing board stating the current rates of purchase and any anticipated increases over the term of the agreement or (2) a resolution approved by the governing board of the purchasing local government unit stating the local government unit waives its option to establish such a written agreement. Provides for requesting assistance from the Local Government Commission in resolving disputes that arise when developing the agreement. Prohibits disbursing any loan or grant to either local government unit until a dispute is resolved to the satisfaction of the Local Government Commission.


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