ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MPOS/RPOS.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 411 (Public) Filed Monday, March 25, 2013
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES OF METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO STANDARD ETHICS PROVISIONS.
Intro. by Rabon, Harrington.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-156 (Senate Action) (Jun 19 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the first edition changed the long title. Original long title was A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO ETHICS PROVISIONS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

 

 

S 411/S.L. 2013-156

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 24 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES OF METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO STANDARD ETHICS PROVISIONS. Enacted June 19, 2013. Effective June 19, 2013.


  • Summary date: Jun 4 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends the effective date provision as follows. Prohibits the State Ethics Commission from requiring  individuals serving on a metropolitan planning organization or rural transportation planning organization, who are not also members of the Board of Transportation, who have not yet complied with GS 138A-13 to complete ethics education as required by the statute, and the Commission may not apply Article 5 of GS Chapter 138A to those individuals (was, required individuals with voting authority serving on a metropolitan planning organization or a rural transportation planning organization to file statements of economic interest and additional real estate lists with the State Ethics Commission by April 15, 2013). Allows the State Ethics Commission to destroy the statement of economic interest forms filed by individuals under GS 136-202(e) and GS 136-211(e) and associated written evaluations if the filer does not have the authority to give final approval for actions of the metropolitan planning organization or rural transportation planning organization on which the filer serves and is not otherwise a covered person required to file a statement of economic interest (was, provided that members of a metropolitan planning organization or a rural transportation planning organization that filed a statement of economic interest under GS 136-202(e) or GS 136-211(e) are not required to file again, and required the State Ethics Commission to prepare the evaluation).


  • Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Removes Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RPOs) from the general application of the State Government Ethics Act and requires specific ethics requirements of members serving on a transportation advisory committee of either an MPO or an RPO. Requires all individuals with voting authority who serve on an MPO and an RPO,and who are members of the Board of Transportation, to comply with GS Chapter 138A and GS 143A-350 while servingon the RPO or MPO.

    Also makes technical and clarifying changes.


  • Summary date: Mar 25 2013 - More information

    Adds new subsections to GS 136-200.2 regarding Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and GS 136-211, regarding rural transportation planning organizations (RPO) to require that all individuals with voting authority and who serve on an MPO or an RPO are subject to the ethics provisions of state government, including an affirmative duty to promptly disclose in writing any conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest and to file a statement of economic interest with the State Ethics Commission (SEC). Provides penalties for violations. Requires all individuals with voting authority, who are serving on an MPO or an RPO to file a statement of economic interest and additional real estate lists withSEC no later than April 15, 2003. Provides that any member of an MPO or RPO who filed a statement of economic interest in compliance with GS 136-202(e) and GS 136-211(e) is not required to file again and SEC will prepare the evaluation under that filing.

    Makes conforming changes, repealing GS 136-202(e) and GS 136-211(e).


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