§ 143C-8-12. Capital improvement projects from sources other than the General Fund.
(a) University Projects. - Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina may approve any of the following:
(1) Expenditures to plan a capital improvement project of The University of North Carolina, the planning for which is to be funded entirely with non-General Fund money.
(2) Expenditures for a capital improvement project of The University of North Carolina that is to be funded and operated entirely with non-General Fund money.
(3) A change in the scope of any previously approved capital improvement project of The University of North Carolina provided that both the project and change in scope are funded entirely with non-General Fund money.
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit expenditures for planning for a project that has been authorized by an act of the General Assembly and funded with an allocation from the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund.
(b) Carryforward Funds. - For purposes of this section, the term "non-General Fund money" includes funds carried forward from one fiscal year to another pursuant to G.S. 116-30.3 and G.S. 116-30.3B. These funds shall only be used for projects listed in G.S. 143C-8-13(a).
(c) National Guard Projects. - Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, the North Carolina National Guard may approve expenditures for a capital project of the North Carolina National Guard if (i) the project will be funded entirely with federal funds and (ii) any operating costs associated with the project will be paid entirely with federal funds.
(d) Reporting. - The Board of Governors and the National Guard shall report any expenditure made pursuant to this section to the Office of State Budget and Management and to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations. (2006-203, s. 3; 2011-145, s. 30.10(a); 2014-100, ss. 36.5, 36.8(a); 2017-57, s. 36.12(j); 2020-81, s. 4(d).)