A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE THE NORTH CAROLINA MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSION.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends GS 127C-1, regarding the purpose of the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission (Commission)established in this act. Deletes provision that authorizes the Commission to protect North Carolina's military installations from incompatible development. Provides that the Commission is authorized to identify and support ways to provide adequate housing and education (was, affordable housing and education) for military members and their families, military retirees, and veterans. Authorizes the Commission to support the Army's Compatible Use Buffer Program, the Working Lands Group, and related initiatives (was, specifically identified additional environmental and sustainability initiatives).
Amends GS 127C-2 to provide that the membership of the Commission is to include nonvoting members and nonvoting ex officio members as designated in this section. Provides that one member of the House of Representatives and one member of the Senate are to serve as nonvoting members of the Commission. Specifies that each of the two legislators is to represent a district which contains all or any portion of one of the military installations described in sub-subdivisions b. through e. of subsection (b)(3) of this section. Provides that of the five appointees to the Commission by the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Speaker), one is to be a member of the House who has served in the military or who has extensive experience in the area of military affairs. Makes identical provision for a Senate member apointed by the President ProTempore of the Senate (President Pro Tem).
Amends the list of office holders or their designees who are to serve as nonvoting ex officio members of the Commission to include themayor or the mayor's designeefor each of the following municipalities: (1) Elizabeth City, (2) Fayetteville, (3) Goldsboro, (4) Havelock, and (5) Jacksonville. Removes the Executive Director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities as a nonvoting ex officio member.
Provides that this act becomes effective August 1, 2013 (was, July 1, 2013).
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