STUDY MPO/RPO OVERSIGHT.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 74 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 11, 2015
AN ACT TO STUDY THE OVERSIGHT OF METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR ROLE IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING.
Intro. by Floyd.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 30 2015)
H 74

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 28 2015 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    No longer refers to the report to the 2016 Session of the 2015 General Assembly as an interim report. 


  • Summary date: Feb 11 2015 - More information

    Creates the 10-member Study Committee (Committee) on Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RPO). Provides for five members from the House of Representatives (House), appointed by the Speaker of the House, and five members from the Senate, appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Provides the process for selecting co-chairs, filling vacancies, calling meetings and determining a quorum.

    Directs the Committee to study the organization, structure, and oversight of MPOs and RPOs, and their role in transportation planning. Also directs the committee to study the way the organization, structure, and oversight of MPOs and RPOs may be revised to better match their role in transportation planning while maintaining compliance with federal transportation requirements.

    Permits the Committee to exercise all the powers provided for under GS 120-19 and GS 120-19.1 through GS 120-19.4 while discharging its official duties.Provides guidelines regarding the site for meetings, receipt of travel and subsistence and travel expenses, and the assigning of clerical and professional staff to the Committee. Permits the Committee to contract for professional, clerical, or consultant services as provided by 120-32.02.

    Provides that the Committee may make an interim report, including any proposed legislation, to the 2016 Session of the 2015 General Assembly. Directs the Committee to terminate when it files its final report or when the 2016 Session of the 2015 General Assembly convenes, whichever occurs first.


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