House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Places the proposed uncodified language establishing the North Carolina Golf Council (Council) into new Part 23, Promotion of Golf, Article 10, GS Chapter 143B, and makes the following modifications and additions. Adds to the duties of the Council to require the Council to also advise the Secretary of the Department of Commerce with recommendations on fostering economic growth and advancing the growth of high school golf (was, limited to such growth of recreational, collegiate, and professional golf). Now provides for the removal of Council members by the respective appointing authority for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance. Deems the Council a covered board for purposes of ethics and lobbying laws under Subchapter II of GS Chapter 163A.
Amends GS 120-123 to prohibit any legislator from serving on the Council.
Changes the act's effective date to July 1, 2019 (was, on the date the act becomes law).
Bill Summaries: H418 CREATE NC GOLF COUNCIL.
Bill H 418 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - View Summary
Bill H 418 (2019-2020)Summary date: Mar 20 2019 - View Summary
Establishes the seven-member North Carolina Golf Council (Council) in the Department of Commerce to promote and cultivate golf in the state and to foster the economic development, tourism, recreation, and community involvement that the growth of the sport can bring. Members are to be appointed by the Governor and NCGA and must have a reasonable level of experience or knowledge related to golf; provides meeting requirements, for the selection of a chair, for the filling of vacancies, and staffing of the Council.
Appropriates $25,000 in recurring funds for 2019-20 from the General Fund to the Department of Commerce for administrative costs related to the Council's activities.