Bill Summary for H 1048 (2013-2014)

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May 14 2014

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 1048 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 14, 2014
AN ACT TO AMEND THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD, TO ADD AN ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENERAL FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD, AND TO ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL USES OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER FUNDS FOR SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS OF DECEASED NATIONAL GUARD SERVICEMEMBERS.
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Amends GS 127A-19, concerning selection criteria for the Adjutant General (AG), requiring that the AG, who heads all NC militia, must hold the rank of major general with federal recognition at time of appointmen,t or attain said rank within a reasonable period of time from the date of appointment. If the rank is not attained, the Governor must replace the AG with an appointee that meets required criteria. Provides that "a reasonable time period" takes into account time ingrade requirements for promotion and administrative period needed to complete promotion process.

Sets out five eligibility requirements for appointment as AG, including having a minimum of 10 years commissioned service in the Armed Forces, the Reserve Armed Forces, or a combination of the two, and a minimum of three years commissioned service in the NC Army or Air National Guard within the six-year period before the appointment date. Also requires the appointee to either be a major general, brigadier general, or a colonel, with federal recognition or eligibility for federal recognition and promotion to major general (previously there were no requirements for federal recognition and an appointee was not allowed a reasonable time to achieve the rank of major general).

Deletes language requiring appointees to have only five years' active commissioned service in the armed forces of the US in lieu of new service criteria requiements.

Makes technical and organizational changes.

Effective July 1, 2014, and applies to appointments on or after that date.

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