Senate committee revamps bill to give Wake County control of school property

  • Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 12:10 a.m.

RALEIGH — A state Senate committee passed new legislation Thursday that would give Wake County commissioners authority to take control of school construction from the local school board.

According to The News & Observer of Raleigh, the Senate Rules Committee converted Senate Bill 236 into new legislation after the bill — which would have given nine counties, including Rowan, the option to take control ­— stalled in the House.

The new bill is specific only to Wake County.

“The bill got hung up in the House, so we decided to take the other counties out and make it more simple,” Sen. Neal Hunt, a Raleigh Republican, told the News & Observer.

Hunt said he’s confident that a Wake-only bill will be passed by the House, the newspaper reported.

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