AGENCY POWERS AND DUTIES/TECHNICAL CHANGES.-AB

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 371 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 15, 2017
AN ACT TO CLARIFY CERTAIN POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES WITH RESPECT TO RECREATION AND FEDERAL RECREATION-RELATED FUNDING AND WITH RESPECT TO THE NORTH CAROLINA ZOOLOGICAL PARK, TO ADD SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES TO THE LIST OF OFFICERS ELIGIBLE FOR SALARY CONTINUATION FOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION, AND TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CLEAN WATER MANAGEMENT TRUST FUND TO THE NORTH CAROLINA LAND AND WATER PRESERVATION TRUST FUND, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
Intro. by McGrady, McNeill, Hurley.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 20 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Long Title Change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition made changes to the long title. The original title is as follows:

AN ACT TO CLARIFY CERTAIN POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES WITH RESPECT TO RECREATION AND FEDERAL RECREATION-RELATED FUNDING AND WITH RESPECT TO THE NORTH CAROLINA ZOOLOGICAL PARK AND TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CLEAN WATER MANAGEMENT TRUST FUND TO THE NORTH CAROLINA LAND AND WATER PRESERVATION TRUST FUND, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

H 371

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 19 2017 - More information

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

    Amends the long title.

    Amends GS 143-166.13 to provide benefits under GS Chapter 143, Article 12B (Salary Continuation Plan for Certain State Law-Enforcement Officers), to sworn State law-enforcement officers within Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that have the power of arrest.

    Deletes proposed GS 143B-135.204 (Administration of the North Carolina Zoological Park). Enacts new GS 143B-135.204 (Powers and Duties of the Secretary). Authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to adopt rules governing the operation of the Zoological Park, and to acquire, dispose of, and develop Zoological Park property. Does not limit the power of the North Carolina Zoological Park Council to establish and set admissions fees.

    Makes an organizational change.


  • Summary date: Mar 15 2017 - More information

    Recodifies GS 143­320(3) as GS 143B­135.44(3a).

    Recodifies GS 143­323(a) and (b) as GS 143B­135.58(a & b) (Additional powers and duties of the Department regarding recreation).

    Amends GS 143B­135.58, as enacted above, to transfer specified duties concerning recreation from the Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR). Authorize and directs the DNCR, Division of Parks and Recreation, to accept and administer funding through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, or any successor for similar purposes, with the assistance of any additional personnel designated by the Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources (Secretary), and to make a technical change.

    Amends GS Chapter 143B, Article 2, Part 39 by changing the title to "North Carolina Zoological Park," and by enacting new GS 143B­135.204 (Administration of the North Carolina Zoological Park). Directs the Secretary to administer the North Carolina Zoological Park, and specifies the Secretaries duties, including to adopt goals and objectives for the Zoological Park, and to acquire, dispose of, and develop Zoological Park property.

    Changes the name of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund to the Land and Water Preservation Trust Fund, and directs the Revisor of Statutes to conform names and titles to that name change throughout the General Statutes, effective January 1, 2018.

    Except as otherwise provided, the act is effective when it becomes law.


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