HENDERSON COUNTY/COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROJECTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 956 (Local) Filed Monday, April 25, 2016
AN ACT PROVIDING THAT HENDERSON COUNTY IS AUTHORIZED TO CONSTRUCT COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDINGS ON THE CAMPUS OF BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
Intro. by McGrady, Whitmire.

Status: Ch. SL 2016-22 (House Action) (Jun 22 2016)
H 956/S.L. 2016-22

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 22 2016 - More information

    AN ACT PROVIDING THAT HENDERSON COUNTY IS AUTHORIZED TO CONSTRUCT COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDINGS ON THE CAMPUS OF BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Enacted June 22, 2016. Effective June 22, 2016.


  • Summary date: Jun 14 2016 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Provides that Sections 1 and 2 are effective when they become law and apply only to construction projects and renovations by the County on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College between January 1, 2015 (was, January 1, 2014, in 2nd edition), and December 31, 2020. Makes technical changes.


  • Summary date: May 12 2016 - More information

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

    Authorizes Henderson County (County) to construct or renovate (was, construct only) community college buildings, as defined in GS 143-336 to mean all buildings, utilities, and other property developments located at a community college as defined under GS 115D-2(2), on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College (College) located in Henderson County. 

    Deletes language which previously cited statutes and regulations that the County did not have to comply with. Makes organizational changes, listing out the compliance requirements in a six item list, which also includes that the County must fund all projects entirely with County funds (previously not included). 

    Sets a deadline of within 30 days of the effective date of the act for the Board of Trustees of the College (Board) to transfer title to the described property to the County for the life of the debt incurred by the County for the construction or renovation of the community college buildings. 

    Provides that the County must transfer title back to the Board if no debt has been incurred by the property for the construction or renovation of community college buildings on or before December 31, 2020. Also requires the County to transfer the title back to the Board upon satisfaction of any incurred debt against the property.

    Allows the county and Board to enter into a lease agreement (was, a memorandum of understanding for building construction).

    Makes technical and clarifying changes.

    Amends the effective date clauses now providing that the provisions in Section 1 and 2 are effective when they become law and apply only to construction projects and renovations funded entirely with County funds and coordinated by the County for College uses and purposes between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2020, with the remainder of the act effective when the bill becomes law without any specified application requirements.


  • Summary date: Apr 25 2016 - More information

    Authorizes Henderson County (County) to construct community college buildings, as defined in GS 143-336 to mean all buildings, utilities, and other property developments located at a community college as defined under GS 115D-2(2), on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College (College) located in Henderson County.  Allows Henderson County to finance the construction of the buildings in accordance with Article 8 of Chapter 159 of the General Statutes (Financing agreements and other financing arrangements of local governments) and GS 160A-20 (Use of security interests by local governments in financing agreement or other financing agreements).  Provides that the County does not have to comply with GS 115D-9 (Powers of State Board regarding certain fee negotiations, contracts and capital improvements) or Part 1 of Article 36 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes (General provisions of the Department of Administration) in constructing the buildings.  Requires the County to comply with the provisions of Article 3D of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes (Procurement of Architectural, Engineering and Surveying Services) and Article 8 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes (Public contracts).  Provides that the College does not have to comply with GS 115D-15.1 (Disposition, acquisition, and construction of property by community college) when conveying property owned by the College which will be the site of the construction and be pledged as collateral under GS 160A-20 (Use of security interests by local governments in financing agreements or other financing agreements).  

    Requires the County to consult the Board of Trustees of the College (Board) about programming requirements for the buildings and requires Henderson County to keep the Board informed on the construction process and progress.  Directs the County to lease the buildings to the College under the terms and conditions agreed to by both the County and the College upon completion of construction.  

    Requires the Board to transfer title to the described property to Henderson County for life of the debt incurred by the County for the construction of the community college buildings.  Requires the County to transfer title to the property back to the Board upon satisfaction of the debt.

    Applies only to construction projects and renovations funded entirely with County funds and coordinated by the County for College uses and purposes between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2020.

    Allows the County and the Board to enter into a memorandum of understanding to allow for the construction of the community college buildings by the County on the campus of the College if deemed appropriate by the County and the College and if the terms of the memorandum will allow for the construction to be completed in a timely fashion and cost-efficient manner.  

    Allows for the County and the Board to enter into a memorandum of understanding for the lease of space in County-owned buildings to the College, if the buildings are located within the County and if the lease is deemed appropriate by the County and College.

     


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