AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES RELATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SYSTEM AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS RELATED TO NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO, AND GUILFORD COUNTY.
Amends GS 116-239.9 regarding student admission and assignment in UNC laboratory schools. Adds to the qualifying criteria for attendance eligibility the children of a laboratory school employee.
Authorizes a laboratory school which has not reached enrollment capacity in a program, class, grade level, or building by March 1 prior to the start of the school year to enroll children who reside in the local school administrative unit in which the school is located who do not meet the admissions criteria. Caps enrollment under this provision at 20% of the total capacity of the program, class, grade level, or building.
Adds a requirement for new laboratory schools to, within one year after beginning operation, make reasonable efforts in the recruiting process to have the school's population reasonably reflect the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic composition of the general population of students residing within the local unit in which the school is located. Prohibits a laboratory school from unlawfully discriminating when making admissions determinations.
Applies beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
Amends GS 116-30.3 by increasing the amount that can be carried forward by UNC from 2.5 to 5 percent of the General Fund appropriation for budget codes for (1) each special responsibility constituent institution, (2) the Area Health Education Centers of UNC-Chapel Hill, and (3) UNC System Office Budget Code 16010. Adds that carried forward funds can be used for one-time expenditures, including that any funds carried forward in a budget code in excess of 2.5 percent of the General Fund appropriation for that budget code may be used for projects eligible to receive funds under GS 143C-8-13(a) (concerning projects for which funds for repairs and renovations may be used).
Effective July 1, 2024, amends GS 116-30.3 to return the allowable carryforward amount to 2.5 percent and deletes the added language.
Amends GS 66-58, which prohibits the sale of merchandise or services by governmental units, to allow NC A&T University to sell dairy products and by-products of heavy cream at University-owned facilities that are produced at the University Farm at NC A&T, so long as any profits are used to support the Agricultural Research Program and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University.
Appropriates $2.5 million in additional recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to NC A&T State University to support its agricultural research and cooperative extension activities by matching federal funds awarded to the University. Provides that the minimum match is $1 in nonfederal funds for every $1 in federal funds for agricultural research and extension activities approved in the plan of work submitted to the US Secretary of Agriculture. States the NCGA's intent to appropriate additional state funds as necessary to meet at least the minimum match for available federal funds for this program in subsequent fiscal years.
Appropriates $7.5 million in additional recurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Board of Governors to be allocated to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to support established doctoral programs. Requires funds to be used to support new faculty and graduate student services for the doctoral program, including the specified fields.
Appropriates $4 million in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to UNC-Greensboro to offset housing reimbursements given to students due to the closing of campus in response to Executive Order No. 116.
Appropriates $981,693 in recurring funds and $734,267 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors for the Building Reserve for the operation and maintenance of the Nursing and Instructional Building at UNC-Greensboro.
Appropriates $156,250 in recurring funds and $71,908 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors for the Building Reserve for the operation and maintenance of the South Chiller Plant at UNC-Greensboro.
Transfers $7.7 million for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund. Appropriates that $7.7 million from the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management to provide a directed grant to Guilford County for the construction of a mental health crisis center.
Provides that if H 966 (2019 Appropriations Act) becomes law, then the following provisions of that act are repealed: Section 8.5(d), 8.7, and 8.14. If the act becomes law and any provisions of that act or the Committee Report conflict with this act, then this act controls.
Effective July 1, 2020, unless otherwise provided.
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