GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Section 2(a) of Chapter 322 of the 1991 Session Laws reads as rewritten:
"(a) Appointment and
Membership. When the board of commissioners adopts a resolution levying a
room occupancy tax under this act, it shall also adopt a resolution creating a
county Tourism Development Authority, which shall be a public authority under
the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act and shall be composed of the
eleven 12 members:
(1) The Executive Director of the Rockingham County Economic Development Commission, who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member.
(2) A county commissioner appointed by the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member.
Four Two owners
or operators of hotels, motels, or other taxable accommodations, accommodations
and two individuals involved in tourist businesses who have demonstrated an
interest in tourism development, appointed as follows: one by the
Rockingham County Board of Commissioners and one by each chamber of commerce in
Rockingham County. Two of these four appointees shall own or operate
hotels, motels, or other accommodations with more than 50 rental units and two
shall own or operate hotels, motels, or other accommodations with 50 or fewer
(4) Five individuals
tourist businesses who have demonstrated an interest in tourism
development and may or may not own or operate hotels, motels, or other taxable
accommodations, businesses or professions that are concerned with or
affected by tourism development in such a way that their expertise would
benefit the Authority, appointed as follows: one by each chamber of
commerce in Rockingham County and two by the Rockingham County Board of
(5) The President of the Chinqua-Penn Foundation, Inc., who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member.
All members of the Authority shall serve without compensation. Vacancies in the Authority shall be filled by the appointing authority of the member creating the vacancy. Members appointed to fill vacancies shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term which they are appointed to fill. Except as provided in subsection (b) for initial members, members shall serve three-year terms. Members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. The members shall elect a chair from the membership of the Authority, who shall serve for a term of two years. The Authority shall meet at the call of the chair and shall adopt rules of procedure to govern its meetings. The Finance Officer for Rockingham County shall be the ex officio finance officer of the Authority."
Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification and applies to appointments made on or after that date.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 1st day of May, 1995.
Dennis A. Wicker
President of the Senate
Harold J. Brubaker
Speaker of the House of Representatives