Bill Summary for S 719 (2013-2014)

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May 8 2013
S.L. 2014-28

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 719 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AT CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES MAY DETERMINE THE ORGANIZATION'S CORE FUNCTIONS AND RESOLVE ANY DISPUTES OF THE ORGANIZATION AND TO PROHIBIT CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES FROM DENYING RECOGNITION TO ORGANIZATIONS FOR EXERCISING THESE RIGHTS.
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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Reorganizes proposed GS 116-40.12 and clarifies that a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system (UNC)that grants recognition to a student organization is prohibited from then denying recognition to (was, could not discriminate against) the organization or denying the organization access to programs, funding, facilities, or other privileges based on the organization's exercise of its rights as set out in amended subsection (b) of this section.

Subsection (b) of this section permits a religious or political organization to do the following in conformity with the organization's established written doctrine expressing the organization's faith or mission, to the extent permitted by state and federal law: (1) hold that only persons professing the faith or mission of the organization and acting in that manner are qualified to serve as leaders of the organization, (2) order the internal affairs of the organization according to its written doctrines, and (3) resolve the organization's disputes according to its written doctrines.

Enacts new GS 115D-20.2 to apply identical provisions to the state's community college system.

Makes conforming changes to the long title.

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