Sec. 93B-5. Compensation, employment, and training of board members.
(a) Board members shall receive as compensation for their services per diem not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each day during which they are engaged in the official business of the board.
(b) Board members shall be reimbursed for all necessary travel expenses in an amount not to exceed that authorized under G.S. 138‑6(a) for officers and employees of State departments. Actual expenditures of board members in excess of the maximum amounts set forth in G.S. 138‑6(a) for travel and subsistence may be reimbursed if the prior approval of the State Director of Budget is obtained and such approved expenditures are within the established and published uniform standards and criteria of the State Director of Budget authorized under G.S. 138‑7 for extraordinary charges for hotels, meals, and convention registration for State officers and employees, whenever such charges are the result of required official business of the Board.
(d) Except as provided herein board members shall not be paid a salary or receive any additional compensation for services rendered as members of the board.
(e) Board members shall not be permanent, salaried employees of said board.
(g) Within six months of a board member’s initial appointment to the board, and at least once within every two calendar years thereafter, a board member shall receive training, either from the board’s staff, including its legal advisor, or from an outside educational institution such as the School of Government of the University of North Carolina, on the statutes governing the board and rules adopted by the board, as well as the following State laws, in order to better understand the obligations and limitations of a State agency:
(1) Chapter 150B, The Administrative Procedure Act.
(2) Chapter 132, The Public Records Law.
(3) Article 33C of Chapter 143, The Open Meetings Act.
(4) Articles 31 and 31A of Chapter 143, The State Tort Claims Act and The Defense of State Employees Law.
(5) Chapter 138A, The State Government Ethics Act.
(6) Chapter 120C, Lobbying.
Completion of the training requirements contained in Chapter 138A and Chapter 120C of the General Statutes satisfies the requirements of subdivisions (5) and (6) of this subsection.