AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE PUBLIC RECORDS LAWS AND OPEN MEETINGS LAWS REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO A NONPROFIT CORPORATION WITH WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTRACTS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES.
Revises GS 143B-431.01 to no longer specify that the nonprofit corporation with which the Department of Commerce contracts pursuant to the statute is subject to the public records laws of GS Chapter 132, or public meetings laws of Article 3C, GS Chapter 143. Maintains that a contracted nonprofit corporation's officers, employees and governing board members are public servants and subject to GS Chapter 138A, the State Government Ethics Act.
Amends GS 132-6 to no longer provide for treatment of records relating to the proposed expansion or location of a specific business or industrial projects that are in the custody of an entity with which the Department contracts under GS 143B-431.01. Additionally, regarding the prescribed treatment of records relating to the proposed expansion or location of specific business or industrial projects in the Department's custody, prohibits disclosure of the records if no discretionary incentives are requested for the project under GS Chapter 143, no longer also requiring that the specific business has decided to expand or locate the project in the State to prohibit disclosure of the records.