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H1154: Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. Latest Version

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2019
H 1

HOUSE BILL 1154

Short Title: Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. (Local)

Sponsors: Representatives McGrady and Fisher (Primary Sponsors).
For a complete list of sponsors, refer to the North Carolina General Assembly web site.

Referred to: State and Local Government, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the
House

May 19, 2020

1 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT FURTHER STAGGERING THE TERMS OF SOME MEMBERS OF THE
3 GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE

4 INCREASED CONTINUITY OF SERVICE ON THE AUTHORITY.
5 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
6 SECTION 1. Section 1.4(c) of S.L. 2012-121, as amended by S.L. 2014-52, reads
7 as rewritten:
8 "SECTION 1.4.(c) Members of the Authority shall serve four-year terms and may serve up
9 to a total of two successive four-year terms. A member may not be reappointed to the Authority
10 except after a lapse of four years following the most recent term served. In the event a member

11 is appointed to fill an unexpired term, and at least two years of the unexpired term remain to be
12 served, such appointment shall be counted in applying the two-term limit; otherwise it shall not
13 be counted. Notwithstanding the foregoing, those individuals serving as ARAA members as of
14 the effective date of this act may continue to serve as members of the Authority until the
15 completion of their respective then current terms and until their successors are appointed and
16 qualified. In the event an ARAA member resigns or is removed, the appointing authority under

17 theagreementbetweentheCountyofBuncombeandtheCityofAshevilleshallforthwithappoint
18 a replacement ARAA member to complete the unexpired term. Thereafter, and with respect to
19 the four ARAA members whose terms expire June 30, 2012, the Asheville City Council, the
20 Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County, and the Board of Commissioners of Henderson
21 County each shall appoint one member of the Authority, and the other members shall appoint,
22 by majority vote, the fourth member. With respect to the three ARRA members whose terms
23 expire June 30, 2014, the Asheville City Council, the Board of Commissioners of Buncombe

24 County, and the Board of Commissioners of Henderson County each shall appoint one member
25 of the Authority."
26 SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following members
27 of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority shall be appointed as follows to further
28 stagger the terms of the members of the Authority:
29 (1) One member appointed by majority vote of the other six members of the
30 Authority shall be appointed for a term of one year, which shall begin on July

31 1, 2020, and expire on June 30, 2021. Upon the expiration of the one-year
32 term, one member appointed by majority vote of the other six members of the
33 Authority shall serve for a term of four years as provided for in Section 1.4(c)
34 of S.L. 2012-121, as amended by S.L. 2014-52. The initial one-year term

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1 provided for in this subdivision shall not count in applying the two-term limit
2 provided for in Section 1.4(c) of S.L. 2012-121, as amended by S.L. 2014-52.
3 (2) One registered voter of the City of Asheville appointed by the Asheville City
4 Council shall be appointed for a term of three years, which shall begin on July
5 1, 2020, and expire on June 30, 2023. Upon the expiration of the three-year
6 term, one registered voter of the City of Asheville shall be appointed by the
7 Asheville City Council for a term of four years as provided for in Section

8 1.4(c) of S.L. 2012-121, as amended by S.L. 2014-52. The initial three-year
9 term provided forin thissubdivision shallcount inapplyingthetwo-term limit
10 provided for in Section 1.4(c) of S.L. 2012-121, as amended by S.L. 2014-52.
11 (3) One registered voter of Henderson County shall be appointed by the Board of
12 Commissioners of Henderson County for a term of three years, which shall
13 begin on July 1, 2020, and expire on June 30, 2023. Upon the expiration of
14 the three-year term, one registered voter of Henderson County shall be

15 appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Henderson County for a term of
16 four years as provided for in Section 1.4(c) of S.L. 2012-121, as amended by
17 S.L. 2014-52. The initial three-year term provided for in this subdivision shall
18 count in applying the two-term limit provided for in Section 1.4(c) of S.L.
19 2012-121, as amended by S.L. 2014-52.
20 SECTION 3. Except as provided in Section 2 of this act, the provisions of Section

21 1.4 ofS.L. 2012-121, as amended bySection69.1 ofS.L.2012-194 and S.L. 2014-52, shall apply
22 to the appointment of members appointed as provided in Section 2 of this act.
23 SECTION 4. This act is effective when it becomes law.

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