Bill Text: NC H522 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Amended
Bill Title: State Advisory Council on Indian Education
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-1)
Status: (Introduced) 2015-04-02 - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House [H522 Detail]
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
HOUSE BILL 522*
Short Title: State Advisory Council on Indian Education.
Representatives C. Graham, Pierce, Steinburg, and Waddell (Primary Sponsors).
For a complete list of Sponsors, refer to the North Carolina General Assembly Web Site.
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.
April 2, 2015
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to modify the membership of the state advisory council on indian education.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 115C‑210.1 reads as rewritten:
"§ 115C‑210.1. Membership – How appointed.
(a) The Council shall consist of 15 members, as follows:
(1) Two legislative members appointed as follows:
(one senatorOne member
appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and one representativeSenate.
b. One member appointed by the Speaker
House);House of Representatives.
(2) Two American Indian members from higher
to be appointed by the Board of Governors of the University system;education,
who are preferably faculty members. The Board of Governors of the University of
North Carolina and the State Board of Community Colleges shall each appoint a
(3) One American Indian member from the North
Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs to be appointed by that
EightFive American Indian parents of
students enrolled in K‑12 public schools andschools,
including charter schools.
twoFive American Indian K‑12
public school educators from public elementary/secondary schools educators,
one member who shall be a Title VII director or coordinator, to be
appointed by the State Board of Education from a list of recommendations submitted
by the North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs;Affairs. For the
purposes of this subdivision, a K‑12 educator may be a school
administrator, classroom teacher, resource teacher, or school counselor. A
member appointed pursuant to this subdivision must hold a current North
Carolina professional educator license.
(5) American Indian members of the
Council shall be broadly representative of North Carolina Indian tribes
and organizations, specifically, the Eastern Band of Cherokee, Lumbee,
Coharie, Waccamaw‑Siouan, Haliwa Saponi, Meherrin, Person County Indians,
Cumberland County Association for Indian People, the Guilford Native American
Association, the Metrolina Native American Association, and any other Indian
tribe gaining State recognition in the future.organizations or those
tribes and organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau
of Indian Affairs."
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding G.S. 115C‑210.1, as amended by this act, the current members serving on the State Advisory Council on Indian Education as of the effective date of this act shall serve the remainder of their terms. Thereafter, as terms expire, or when a vacancy occurs prior to the expiration of a term, members on the Council shall be appointed in accordance with G.S. 115C‑210.1, as amended by this act.
SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law.