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 - Dead) 2015-04-02 - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House [H522 Detail]

Download: North_Carolina-2015-H522-Amended.html



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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.

Referred to:

Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.

April 2, 2015


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:

a.         (one senatorOne member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and one representativeSenate.

b.         One member appointed by the Speaker of the House);House of Representatives.

(2)        Two American Indian members from higher education 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 member.

(3)        One American Indian member from the North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs to be appointed by that Commission;Commission.

(4)        EightFive American Indian parents of students enrolled in K‑12 public schools andschools, including charter schools.

(4a)      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.

(b)(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.