The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:


SECTION 1.(a)  The purpose of this section is to authorize (i) the acquisition or construction of the capital improvement projects listed in this section for the respective institutions of The University of North Carolina and (ii) the financing of these projects with funds available to the institutions from gifts, grants, receipts, self‑liquidating indebtedness, Medicare reimbursements for education costs, hospital receipts from patient care, or other funds, or any combination of these funds, but not including funds received for tuition or appropriated from the General Fund of the State unless previously authorized by General Statute.

SECTION 1.(b)  The capital improvement projects, and their respective costs, authorized by this section to be acquired or constructed and financed as provided in subsection (a) of this section, including by revenue bonds, by special obligation bonds as authorized in subsection (d) of this section, or by both, are as follows:


Appalachian State University

Holmes Convocation Center Parking Deck                                                           $20,000,000


Elizabeth City State University

New Residence Hall                                                                                                $5,000,000


North Carolina State University

Integrative Sciences (S.T.E.M.) Building                                                             $90,000,000


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Bluford Street Residence Hall                                                                               $58,000,000


University of North Carolina Wilmington

Acquisition of P3 Housing Project                                                                      $167,000,000


Western Carolina University

Acquisition of P3 Housing Project                                                                        $28,500,000


SECTION 1.(c)  At the request of the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina and upon determining that it is in the best interest of the State to do so, the Director of the Budget may authorize an increase or decrease in the cost of, or a change in the method of, funding the projects authorized by this section. In determining whether to authorize a change in cost or funding, the Director of the Budget may consult with the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations.

SECTION 1.(d)  Pursuant to G.S. 116D‑26, the Board of Governors may issue, subject to the approval of the Director of the Budget, at one time or from time to time, special obligation bonds of the Board of Governors for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of acquiring, constructing, or providing for the projects authorized by subsection (b) of this section. The maximum principal amount of bonds to be issued shall not exceed the specified project costs in subsection (b) of this section plus five percent (5%) of such amount to pay issuance expenses, fund reserve funds, pay capitalized interest, and pay other related additional costs plus any increase in the specific project costs authorized by the Director of the Budget pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

SECTION 2.(a)  Section 40.1(b) of S.L. 2021‑180, as amended by Section 9.1(a) of S.L. 2021‑189, reads as rewritten:

"SECTION 40.1.(b)  This subsection authorizes the following capital projects and allocates funding in the 2021‑2023 fiscal biennium based upon projected cash flow needs for the authorized projects. The authorizations provided in this subsection represent the maximum amount of funding from the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund that may be expended on each project. An additional action by the General Assembly is required to increase the maximum authorization for any of the projects listed.

There is allocated from the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management for the 2021‑2023 fiscal biennium the following amounts for capital improvement project codes, as defined in subsection (a) of this section:

Capital Improvements–

State Capital and                          Total                                           FY                            FY
Infrastructure Fund       Project Authorization
                      2021‑2022                2022‑2023

AOC21‑1                                   $135,000                                       $135,000                               –

DACS21‑1                                1,632,000                                      1,632,000                               –

UNC/CH20‑1                        150,000,000                                    10,000,000               18,750,000

UNC/CH20‑2                          60,000,000                                    21,250,000               25,500,000

UNC/ECS21‑1                        40,000,000                                    10,000,000 30,000,00025,000,000

UNC/ECS21‑2                          2,500,000                                      2,500,000                               –

UNC/ECS21‑3        7,500,00015,000,000                                      7,500,000                               –

UNC/ECS21‑4                        34,000,000                                      4,000,000               10,000,000


SECTION 2.(b)  Section 40.1(c2) of S.L. 2021‑180, as amended by Section 9.1(c) of S.L. 2021‑189, reads as rewritten:

"SECTION 40.1.(c2)  Of the funds allocated for project code UNC/R&R21, the following sums shall be allocated for the following projects:

(1)        Thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) for each fiscal year of the 2021‑2023 fiscal biennium to North Carolina State University for repairs and renovations to Dabney Hall.

(2)        Ten million dollars ($10,000,000) for the 2021‑2022 fiscal year to North Carolina State University for repairs and renovations to Polk Hall.

(3)        Two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) for the 2022‑2023 fiscal year to Elizabeth City State University for costs associated with project code UNC/ECS21‑3."

SECTION 2.(c)  Section 40.1(d) of S.L. 2021‑180 reads as rewritten:

"SECTION 40.1.(d)  Notwithstanding G.S. 143C‑8‑13(a), the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina is authorized to utilize funds allocated for project code UNC/R&R21 in subsection (b) of this section for the projects listed in this subsection. The Board of Governors may reallocate funds in accordance with G.S. 143C‑8‑13(b); provided, however, reallocation of funds intended for a project located at a particular constituent institution may only be reallocated for repairs and renovations projects at that particular constituent institution. The Board of Governors is authorized to utilize funds allocated for project code UNC/R&R21 that are available after allocation for specific projects authorized in this Part and that exceed the amount needed to fund intended projects at the constituent institutions as listed in this subsection. The provisions of G.S. 143C‑8‑13(b)(4), as enacted by Section 40.10(b) of this act, shall not apply to the projects listed in this subsection. The Board of Governors may prioritize funding for the following proposed projects that the General Assembly intends to fund through the 2023‑2025 fiscal biennium:

UNC Constituent Institution                                                                                    Proposed Project Cost

Elizabeth City State University–

      Repair Campus Main Switch                                                                                        700,000

      Repair Campus Pump Station                                                                                       650,000

      Infrastructure Upgrades–Water & Electrical, Phase 1                                            12,000,000

      Emergency Generator Power–Operations                                                                 4,900,000

      Emergency Generator Power–Residence Halls                                                         2,100,000

      Campus‑Wide Lockdown System                                                                             2,000,000

      Building Demolition (4 Buildings)                                                                            1,500,000

      Butler Residence Hall Renovations                                                                           2,500,000

      Underground Infrastructure–

            (Replace all campus plumbing gate valves/infrastructure for fire pump)              150,000

      Underground Infrastructure–

            (Replace 6‑in. with 8‑in. line to improve water volume/Campus North)               300,000

      Jenkins Hall, Phase 2–Renovation of Laboratory and Classroom                               400,000

      Vaughn Center–Repair Student Phys. Ed. Learning Spaces–

            (Pool, flooring, ceilings & building envelope)                                                       550,000

      Fine Arts–Roof Replacement                                                                                       200,000

      Dixon Hall–Classroom & Laboratory Renovations                                                     400,000

      ITC–Air Handler Replacement                                                                                     300,000

      Lester Hall–Demolition                                                                                                495,000

      Infrastructure Upgrades–Water & Electrical, Phase 2                                            27,000,000

Total Proposed Project Authorizations‑ Elizabeth City State University 56,145,00053,645,000


SECTION 2.(d)  Section 40.2 of S.L. 2021‑180 reads as rewritten:

"SECTION 40.2.  It is the intent of the General Assembly to fund capital improvement projects on a cash flow basis and to plan for future project funding based upon projected availability in the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund. Nothing in this section shall be construed (i) to appropriate funds or (ii) as an obligation by the General Assembly to appropriate funds for the projects listed in future years. The following schedule lists capital improvement projects that will begin or be completed in fiscal years outside of the 2021‑2023 fiscal biennium and estimated amounts (in thousands) needed for completion of those projects:


Project Code  FY21‑22   FY22‑23        FY23‑24      FY24‑25        FY25‑26           FY26‑27


UNC/NCS20‑1   18,250       36,500            18,250                   –                     –                        –

UNC/CH20‑1    21,25010,000     25,50018,750       10,75020,000     19,250       –               –

UNC/CH20‑2    13,75021,250     18,00025,500     10,750      –                      –                      –

UNC/PEM21‑1     9,100       22,750            36,400          22,750                     –                        –

UNC/ECS21‑4      4,000       10,000            10,000          10,000                     –                        –

UNC/FSU21‑1      4,000       10,000            16,000          10,000                     –                        –

UNC/FSU21‑2      6,300        13,750          25,20027,200     15,750               –                        –

UNC/WSS21‑1     5,700       14,250            22,800          14,250                     –                        –

UNC/BOG21‑1            –         3,750              3,750            3,750              3,750                        –

CC                     100,000     100,000          100,000        100,000                     –                      –"

SECTION 3.  This act is effective when it becomes law.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 23rd day of June, 2022.



                                                                    s/  Phil Berger

                                                                         President Pro Tempore of the Senate



                                                                    s/  Tim Moore

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives



                                                                    s/  Roy Cooper




Approved 3:33 p.m. this 29th day of June, 2022