HOUSE BILL 748
AN ACT REGULATING THE PURCHASE, OR EXCHANGE OF SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS BY LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 115C-522(a) as that section appears in Chapter 423 of the 1981 Session Laws, the county boards of education for the counties of Currituck, Durham, Guilford, and Orange, and the city boards of education within those counties may purchase or exchange supplies, equipment, and materials in accordance with contracts made by the Department of Administration.
Sec. 2. The purpose of this act is to study the effects of discretionary purchase authority. Local boards of education shall maintain and make available to the Department of Administration records necessary to assess the cost effectiveness of the discretionary authority provided by this act. The Department of Administration in cooperation with the State Board of Education shall assess the effectiveness of the discretionary authority provided by this act and make a report to the General Assembly on or before March 1, 1983.
Sec. 3. This act shall become effective upon ratification, and shall expire July 1, 1983, and shall not repeal or supersede any local acts.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 7th day of July, 1981.