Bill Summary for H 266 (2011-2012)

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Jun 14 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 266 (Local) Filed Tuesday, March 8, 2011
TO ALLOW THE TOWNS OF APEX, CARY, FUQUAY-VARINA, GARNER, HOLLY SPRINGS, KNIGHTDALE, MORRISVILLE, ROLESVILLE, WAKE FOREST, WENDELL, AND ZEBULON TO ENTER INTO LEASES FOR THE SITING AND OPERATION OF A RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY FOR UP TO TWENTY YEARS WITHOUT TREATING IT AS A SALE AND WITHOUT GIVING NOTICE BY PUBLICATION, AND EXEMPTING THOSE MUNICIPALITIES UNTIL JUNE 30, 2015, FROM COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENTS WHEN LETTING CONTRACTS FOR USE AS PART OF LOCAL PILOT PROGRAMS AIMED AT INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
Intro. by Weiss, Dollar, Jackson, Martin.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Adds Mecklenburg County to the list of local governments that are (1) authorized to enter into leases for the siting and operation of a renewable energy facility for up to 25 years without treating it as a sale and without giving notice by publication and (2) exempt from competitive bidding requirements when letting contracts for use as part of local pilot programs aimed at increasing energy efficiency. Makes conforming change to title.

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