Bill Summary for S 195 (2023-2024)

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Summary date: 

Jun 7 2023

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
Senate Bill 195 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 2, 2023
Intro. by Galey, Barnes, Proctor.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

Makes organizational changes to the existing Parts.

Part V (former Part III)

Amends GS 126-5(c1)(8) (pertaining to certain professional staff exempt from SHRA) to exempt from GS Chapter 126 UNC employees who are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime compensation of the Fair Labor Standards, which include categories of individuals already listed as well as dentists, pilots, and faculty of the NC School of Science and Mathematics. Makes additional organizational changes. 

Adds the following content to the bill.

Part II

Amends GS 116-209.61 by staggering the membership terms for members of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission, with members appointed by the UNC Board of Governors to be appointed in even numbered years and members appointed by the NCGA appointed in odd-numbered years. Specifies that appointments begin July 1 and expire June 30; makes conforming changes.

Part III

Amends GS 116-209.90 by amending the requirements to be met for a high school graduate from the NC School of Science and Mathematics or UNC School of the Arts to receive a tuition grant, by amending the requirement that the student enroll as a full-time student in a UNC constituent institution in the next academic year after graduation, to give the State Education Assistance Authority discretion to postpone this requirement for up to one academic year after graduation if the student can demonstrate that any of the following have disrupted or interrupted their ability to enroll as a full-time student: (1) military service obligation, (2) serious medical debilitation, (3) short or long-term disability, or (4) other extraordinary hardship. Makes additional technical changes. Effective May 1, 2022.

Part IV

Amends GS 116-300 to require that the policy adopted by the UNC Board of Governor on free expression state that: (1) constituent institutions must remain neutral, as an institution, on the political controversies of the day; and (2) the constituent institution must not (was, may not take any action, as an institution, on the public policy controversies of the day in a way that requires) require students, faculty, or administrators to publicly express a given view on social policy.