Bill Summary for H 420 (2017-2018)

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Summary date: 

Mar 21 2017
S.L. 2017-59

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 420 (Local) Filed Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Intro. by Bert Jones, K. Hall.

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Bill summary

Amends SL 1991-322, Section 2, to revise membership on the Richmond County Tourism Development Authority (Authority). Deletes the provision requiring at least a third of members to be affiliated with businesses that collect tax in the county and half to be active in the promotion of travel and tourism in the county. Designates a seat for the Executive Director of Rockingham County Economic Development and Tourism (currently the Executive Director of the Rockingham County Economic Development Commission). Adds an ex officio, nonvoting seat for the County Finance Officer. Deletes the provision requiring two individuals involved in tourist businesses to be on the Authority. Increases the number of individuals involved in businesses or professions whose expertise would benefit the Authority from five to seven, and eliminates the requirement that these seats be affiliated with businesses that collect the occupancy tax and instead makes it optional. Removes the seat designation for the President of the Chinqua Penn Foundation, Inc. Provides that all vacancies shall be filled by the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners (was, by the appointing authority of the member creating the vacancy). Provides that voting members may serve no more than two consecutive terms (currently, all members). Requires that the chair must be a voting member, whose term shall last one year.

Does not affect the terms of the current members.