North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 143A State Government Reorganization

Article 1 - General Provisions.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-1.   Short title
    This Chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Executive Organization Act of 1971." (1971, c. 864, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-2.   Head of department defined
    Whenever the term "head of the department" is used it shall mean the head of one of the principal departments created by this Chapter....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-3.   Agency defined
    Whenever the term "agency" is used it shall mean and include, as the context may require, an existing department, institution, commission, committee, board, division,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-4.   Policy-making authority and administrative powers of Governor; delegation
    The Governor, in accordance with Article III of the Constitution of North Carolina, shall be the chief executive officer of the State. Subject to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-5.   Office of the Lieutenant Governor
    The Lieutenant Governor shall maintain an office in a State building in the City of Raleigh which office shall be open during normal working...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-6.   Types of transfers
    (a) Under this Chapter, a Type I transfer means the transferring of all or part of an existing agency to a principal department established...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-7.   Agencies not enumerated; continuation
    Any existing department, institution, board or commission not enumerated in this Chapter but established or created by the General Assembly shall continue to exercise...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-8.   Internal organization of departments; allocation and reallocation of duties and functions; limitations
    The Governor shall cause the administrative organization of each department to be examined with a view to promoting economy and efficiency. The Governor may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-9.   Appointment of officers and employees; salaries of department heads
    Any provisions of law to the contrary notwithstanding, and subject to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of North Carolina, the head...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-10.   Governor; continuation of powers and duties; staff
    All powers, duties and functions vested by law in the Governor or in the office of Governor are continued, except as otherwise provided by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-11.   Principal departments
    Except as otherwise provided by this Chapter, or the State Constitution, all executive and administrative powers, duties and functions, not including those of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-12.   Office of the Governor; creation
    There is hereby created an office of the Governor. (1971, c. 864, s. 2.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-13.   Office of the Lieutenant Governor; creation
    There is hereby created an office of the Lieutenant Governor. (1971, c. 864, s. 3.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-14.   Creation of new departments by executive order
    All departments not now in existence which this Chapter directs to be created shall be made operative by executive order of the Governor; provided...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-15.   Date of transfer of agencies into existing departments
    The transfer of all agencies into departments of State government which now exist shall take place not later than October 1, 1971. (1971, c....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-16.   Transfer of funds by Governor
    To implement this Chapter, the Governor shall have authority to transfer all or a part of any appropriations or funds of an agency to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-17.   Repealed by Session Laws 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 769, s. 11
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-18.   Additional funds for reorganization
    When adequate funds to implement reorganization are not available from the budgets of the transferred agencies, the Governor and the Council of State may...

Article 2 - Department of the Secretary of State.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-19.   Creation
    There is hereby created a Department of the Secretary of State. The head of the Department of the Secretary of State is the Secretary...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-20.   Secretary of State; powers and duties
    The Secretary of State shall have such powers and duties as are conferred on him by this Chapter, delegated to him by the Governor,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-21.   Secretary of State; transfer of powers and duties to Department
    Except as otherwise provided in the Constitution or in this Chapter, all powers, duties and functions vested by law in the Secretary of State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-22.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1409, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-23.   Notaries public; powers, duties and functions; transfer
    All of the powers, duties and functions of the Governor under G.S. 10-1 of the General Statutes are transferred by a Type I transfer...

Article 3 - Department of State Auditor.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-24.   Creation
    There is hereby created a Department of State Auditor. The head of the Department of the State Auditor is the State Auditor. (1971, c....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-25.   State Auditor; powers and duties
    The State Auditor shall have such powers and duties as are conferred on him by this Chapter, delegated to him by the Governor, and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-26.   State Auditor; transfer of powers and duties to Department
    Except as otherwise provided in the Constitution or by this Chapter, all powers, duties and functions of the State Auditor are transferred by a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-27.   North Carolina Firemen's Pension Fund; transfer
    The North Carolina Firemen's Pension Fund, as contained in Article 86 of Chapter 58 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-27.1.   North Carolina Firemen's and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund; transfer
    The "North Carolina Firemen's and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund", as contained in Article 86 of Chapter 58 of the General Statutes is hereby...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-28.   Repealed by Session Laws 1977, 2nd Sess., c. 1204, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-29.   State Board of Pensions; transfer
    The State Board of Pensions, as contained in Article 2 of Chapter 112 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State, is...

Article 4 - Department of State Treasurer.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-30.   Creation
    There is hereby created a Department of State Treasurer. The head of the Department of State Treasurer is the State Treasurer. (1971, c. 864,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-31.   State Treasurer; powers and duties
    The State Treasurer shall have such powers and duties as are conferred on him by this Chapter, delegated to him by the Governor, and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-32.   State Treasurer; transfer of powers and duties to Department
    Except as otherwise provided in the Constitution or in this Chapter, all powers, duties and functions vested by law in the State Treasurer are...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-33.   Local Government Commission; transfer
    The Local Government Commission, as contained in Article 1 of Chapter 159 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State, is hereby...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-34.   Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System; transfer
    The Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System, and the board of trustees, as contained in Article 1 of Chapter 135 of the General Statutes...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-35.   North Carolina Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System; transfer
    The North Carolina Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System, as contained in Article 3 of Chapter 128 of the General Statutes and the laws of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-36.   Public Employees' Social Security Agency; powers, duties and functions; transfer
    All of the powers, duties and functions of the Public Employees' Social Security Agency as contained in Article 2 of Chapter 135 of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-37.   Legislative Retirement Fund; transfer
    The Legislative Retirement Fund, as provided for in G.S. 120-4.1 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State, is hereby transferred by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-38.   Repealed by Session Laws 2007-491, s. 2, effective January 1, 2008
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-38.1.   The Law-Enforcement Officers' Benefit and Retirement Fund; transfer
    The Law-Enforcement Officers' Benefit and Retirement Fund, as contained in Article 12 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes and the laws of this...

Article 5 - Department of Public Instruction.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-39 through 143A-42.   Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 522, s. 14
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-43.   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 768, s. 14
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-44.   Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 522, s. 14
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-44.1.   Creation
    There is hereby created a Department of Public Instruction. The head of the Department of Public Instruction is the State Board of Education. Any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-44.2.   State Board of Education; transfer of powers and duties to State Board
    The State Board of Education shall have all powers and duties conferred on the Board by this Article, delegated to the Board by the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-44.3.   Superintendent of Public Instruction; creation; transfer of powers and duties
    The office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, as provided for by Article III, Section 7 of the Constitution, and the Department of Public...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-45.   Interstate Compact for Education; rights, duties and privileges
    All of the rights, duties and privileges of this State obtained as a party to the Interstate Compact for Education as contained in Part...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-46.   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 768, s. 14
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-47.   Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel; rights, duties and privileges
    All of the rights, duties and privileges of this State obtained as a party to the Interstate Agreement on Qualifications of Educational Personnel as...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-48.   Textbook Commission; transfer
    The Textbook Commission, as created by G.S. 115C-87 and the laws of this State, is hereby transferred by a Type I transfer to the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-48.1.   North Carolina Council on the Holocaust; creation; purpose; membership; expenses; assistance
    (a) There is hereby created the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust. The purpose of the Council is to prevent future atrocities similar to...

Article 6 - Department of Justice.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-49.   Creation
    There is hereby created a Department of Justice. The head of the Department of Justice is the Attorney General. (1971, c. 864, s. 8.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-49.1.   Attorney General; powers and duties
    The Attorney General shall have such powers and duties as are conferred on him by this Chapter, delegated to him by the Governor, and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-50.   Attorney General; transfer of powers and duties to Department
    Except as otherwise provided in the Constitution or in this Chapter, all powers, duties and functions vested by law in the Attorney General are...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-51.   State Bureau of Investigation; transfer
    The State Bureau of Investigation, as contained in Article 4 of Chapter 114 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State, is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-52.   Fire investigations; transfer
    The duties of the Commissioner of Insurance with respect to the investigation of all fires, including forest fires, as contained in Article 1 of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-53.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-97, s. 10, effective June 1, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-54.   Company police; powers, duties and functions; transfer
    All of the powers, duties and functions of the Governor contained in Chapter 74A of the General Statutes and the laws of this State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-55.   Police information Network; transfer
    The Police Information Network, as created by G.S. 114-10.1 and the laws of this State, is hereby transferred by a Type I transfer to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-55.1.   North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council; transfer
    The North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council, as created by Chapter 17A of the General Statutes and laws of this State, is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-55.2.   North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission; transfer
    The North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission, as created by Chapter 17E of the General Statutes and laws of this State, is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-55.3 through 143A-55.7.   Not effectuated

Article 7 - Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-56.   Creation
    There is hereby created a Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The head of the Department is the Commissioner of Agriculture. (1971, c. 864,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-57.   Commissioner of Agriculture; powers and duties
    The Commissioner of Agriculture shall have such powers and duties as are conferred on him by this Chapter, delegated to him by the Governor,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-58.   Commissioner of Agriculture; transfer of powers and duties to Department
    Except as otherwise provided in the Constitution or in this Chapter, all powers, duties and functions vested by law in the Commissioner of Agriculture...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-59.   Board of Agriculture; transfer
    The Board of Agriculture, as contained in Article 1 of Chapter 106 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State, is hereby...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-60.   Structural Pest Control Division; transfer
    The Structural Pest Control Division of the Department of Agriculture, as contained in Article 4C of Chapter 106 of the General Statutes and the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-61.   The North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame; transfer
    The North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame, as contained in Article 50B of Chapter 106 of the General Statutes and the laws of this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-62.   Gasoline and Oil Inspection Board; transfer
    The Gasoline and Oil Inspection Board, as contained in Article 3 of Chapter 119 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-63.   North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation; transfer
    The North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, and board of directors, as contained in Chapter 137 of the General Statutes and the laws of this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-64.   North Carolina Board of Crop Seed Improvement; transfer
    The North Carolina Board of Crop Seed Improvement, as contained in Article 30 of Chapter 106 of the General Statutes and the laws of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-65.   North Carolina Public Livestock Market Advisory Board; transfer
    The North Carolina Public Livestock Market Advisory Board, as contained in Article 35 of Chapter 106 of the General Statutes and the laws of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-65.1.   North Carolina Forest Service
    The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall have charge of the work of forest maintenance, forest fire prevention, reforestation, and the protection of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-66.   Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 561, s. 116
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-66.1.   Forestry Council - creation; powers and duties
    There is hereby created the Forestry Council of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Forestry Council shall have the following functions and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-66.2.   Forestry Council - members; chairperson; selection; removal; compensation; quorum
    (a) The Forestry Advisory Council of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall consist of 18 members appointed as follows: (1) Three persons...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-66.3.   Forestry Council Meetings
    The Forestry Council shall meet annually in October and at least three other times a year and may hold special meetings at any time...

Article 8 - Department of Labor.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-67.   Creation
    There is hereby created a Department of Labor. The head of the Department of Labor is the Commissioner of Labor. (1971, c. 864, s.
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-68.   Commissioner of Labor; powers and duties
    The Commissioner of Labor shall have such powers and duties as are conferred on him by this Chapter, delegated to him by the Governor,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-69.   Commissioner of Labor; transfer of powers and duties to Department
    Except as otherwise provided in the Constitution or in this Chapter, all powers, duties and functions vested by law in the Commissioner of Labor...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-70.   Board of Boiler Rules and Bureau of Boiler Inspection; transfer
    The Board of Boiler Rules and the Bureau of Boiler Inspection, as contained in Article 7 of Chapter 95 of the General Statutes and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-71.   Repealed by Session Laws 2013-72, s. 2(b), effective January 1, 2014
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-72.   Voluntary arbitration of labor disputes; appointment of arbitrator or panel; Commissioner of Labor; transfer
    All of the powers, duties and functions of the Commissioner of Labor under Article 4A of Chapter 95 of the General Statutes and the...

Article 9 - Department of Insurance.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-73.   Creation
    There is hereby created a Department of Insurance. The head of the Department of Insurance is the Commissioner of Insurance. (1971, c. 864, s.
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-74.   Commissioner of Insurance; powers and duties
    The Commissioner of Insurance shall have such powers and duties as are conferred on him by this Chapter, delegated to him by the Governor,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-75.   Commissioner of Insurance; transfer of powers and duties to Department
    Except as otherwise provided in the Constitution or in this Chapter, all powers, duties and functions vested in the Commissioner of Insurance are transferred...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-76.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 666, s. 11
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-77.   Repealed by Session Laws 1985, c. 666, s. 12
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-78.   Building Code Council; transfer
    The Building Code Council, as contained in Article 9 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State, is hereby...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-79.   State Volunteer Fire Department; transfer
    The State Volunteer Fire Department, as contained in Article 3 of Chapter 69 of the General Statutes and the laws of this State, is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-79.1.   Public Officers and Employees Liability Insurance Commission; transfer
    The Public Officers and Employees Liability Insurance Commission, as contained in Part 20 of Article 9 of General Statutes Chapter 143B, is transferred by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-79.2.   State Fire Commission; transfer
    The State Fire Commission, described in Part 4 of Article 11 of Chapter 143B of the General Statutes, is transferred from the Department of...

Article 10 - Department of Administration.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-80 through 143A-96.   Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 879, s. 46
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-96.1.   Transfer of Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Division of Veterans Affairs of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs as described in Article 5 of Chapter 143B is hereby transferred...

Article 11 - Department of Transportation and Highway Safety.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-97 through 143A-108.   Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 716, s. 5

Article 12 - Department of Natural and Economic Resources.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-109 through 143A-129.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1262, s. 86

Article 13 - Department of Human Resources.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-130 through 143A-162.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 183

Article 14 - Department of Social Rehabilitation and Control.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-163 through 143A-170.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1262, s. 10

Article 15 - Department of Commerce.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-171 through 143A-180.   Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 198, s. 25
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-180.1 through 143A-180.2.   Recodified as 143B-448, 143B-449 by Session Laws 1977, c. 198, s. 26
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-181.   Recodified as 143B-439 by Session Laws 1977, c. 198, s. 26
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-182 through 143A-185.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 198, s. 25

Article 16 - Department of Revenue.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-186 through 143A-190.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 193

Article 17 - Department of Art, Culture and History.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-191 through 143A-230.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 16

Article 18 - Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-231 through 143A-238.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 620, s. 9

Article 19 - Transfers to Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-239.   North Carolina National Guard
    The North Carolina National Guard as provided for in Chapter 127A is hereby transferred by a Type I transfer, as defined in G.S. 143A-6,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-240.   North Carolina Civil Preparedness Agency
    The State Civil Preparedness Agency as provided for in Chapter 166 is hereby transferred by a Type I transfer, as defined in G.S. 143A-6,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-241.   State Civil Air Patrol
    The State Civil Air Patrol as provided for in G.S. 167-2 is hereby transferred by a Type I transfer, as defined in G.S. 143A-6,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-242.   State Highway Patrol
    The State Highway Patrol as provided for in Article 4 of Chapter 20 is hereby transferred by a Type I transfer, as defined in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-243.   North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Enforcement Division
    The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Enforcement Division as provided for in Part 2 of Article 2 of Chapter 18A is hereby transferred...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-244.   Governor's Crime Commission
    The Governor's Crime Commission as provided for in Part 23 of Article 7 of Chapter 143B and 1977 Session Laws, Chapter 11 is hereby...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143A-245.   Crime Control Division
    The Crime Control Division, Department of Natural and Economic Resources, as provided for in Part 23 of Article 7 of Chapter 143B and 1977...

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