Asheville water study, airport transfer bills in limbo until next year

Two pieces of legislation affecting the city of Asheville — studying the transfer of the water system and giving the Asheville Regional Airport to an independent authority — won’t become law this year. Sen. Tom Apodaca‘s office confirms that, with the end of the session looming, neither bill will get through the Senate this session.

However, this doesn’t mean the legislation is dead. The Senate may take up either bill when it reconvenes for the assembly’s short session next spring.

Rep. Tim Moffitt, who proposed both bills, has not yet returned calls for comment.

— David Forbes, senior news reporter

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