GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2017-55
HOUSE BILL 426
AN ACT to revise the composition of the sanford‑lee county regional airport authority and to authorize the authority to enter into certain contracts for a period greater than Twenty years.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Chapter 903 of the 1991 Session Laws, as amended by Section 7(a) of S.L. 2006‑171, reads as rewritten:
"Section 1. There is hereby
created an airport authority to be known as the "Sanford‑Lee County
Regional Airport Authority" which shall be a body politic and corporate.
said authority shall be composed of seven members; two appointed by
the Board of Commissioners of the County of Lee, two by the City Council of the
City of Sanford; and three ex officio voting members: the Sanford City Manager,
the Lee County Manager, and the Lee County Economic Development Director.an
appointee of the Sanford Area Growth Alliance Executive Committee. The said
members shall be allowed a reasonable compensation as determined by the
joint action of the City Council of the City of Sanford and the Board of
Commissioners for the County of Lee, and shall be paid actual expenses incurred
in the transaction of business at the instance of the authority; provided,
however, that no full‑time employee of the city or county, or an elected
member of either the City Council of the City of Sanford or the Board of
Commissioners of the County of Lee shall be paid for his or her services in
connection with saidthe authority, but shall be entitled only to
reimbursement of actual expenses.
"Section 3. (a) The authority shall, in addition to the powers conferred in Chapter 63 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, have the following powers:
(5) To lease for a term of
years and for purposes not inconsistent with airport purposes or usage, real or
personal property or both, under the supervision of or administered by the
(6) To contract with persons,
firms, or corporations for terms not to exceed
2040 years, for
the operation of passenger and freight flights, scheduled or nonscheduled, and
any other plane or flight activities not inconsistent with airport operations
and to charge and collect reasonable fees, charges, and rents for the use of
such property, and services rendered in the operation thereof.
(7) To operate, own, control,
regulate, lease, or grant to others the license to operate amusements or
concessions for a term not exceeding
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 27th day of June, 2017.
s/ Daniel J. Forest
President of the Senate
s/ Tim Moore
Speaker of the House of Representatives