Bill Summary for H 13 (2013-2014)

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Jan 30 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 13 (Public) Filed Wednesday, January 30, 2013
AN ACT TO (1) REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO BIENNIALLY REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND TO THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION ON THEIR USE OF REAL PROPERTY; (2) REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO REPORT ANNUALLY THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE GENERATED DURING THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR FROM THE LEASING OF SPACE ON AGENCY PROPERTY; (3) IMPROVE THE OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT OF STATE-OWNED SUBMERGED LANDS, INCLUDING INITIATING A PROCESS TO INVENTORY CLAIMS ON STATE-OWNED SUBMERGED LANDS; AND (4) CLARIFY THE INFORMATION THAT MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CONCERNING MISUSE OF STATE PROPERTY.
Intro. by Howard, W. Brawley, Moffitt, Wray.

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Enacts new Article 80, Reporting on State Agency Use of Real Property, in GS Chapter 143. Requires each state agency that owns, leases, or otherwise has real property allocated to it to analyze the use of the real property every two years to determine if the real property is unused or underutilized property.

Directs each state agency to report biennially on its use of real property to the Department of Administration (DOA) and the Program Evaluation and Fiscal Research Divisions of the General Assembly on or before September 1 of each even-numbered year. Specifies content that must be included in each agency's biennial report. Provides criteria for designating certain unused and underutilized property as surplus property.

Directs the DOA, upon request, to provide property records to assist a state agency in complying with new Article 80 in GS Chapter 143.

Requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to report annually on or before February 1 the revenue generated from the lease of space on DPI's residential school campuses during the previous year to the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee, the Chairs of the Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, and the Fiscal Research Division of the General Assembly.

Defines terms as they are used in proposed Article 80. Defines real property to exclude right-of-way property allocated to the Department of Transportation.

Amends GS 143C-8-4 to provide that the biennial reports required from each state agency must be submitted on or before September 1 of each even-numbered year  to the Office of State Budget and Management and the Division of Fiscal Research.

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