North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 147 State Officers

Article 1 - Classification and General Provisions.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-1.   Public State officials classified
    The public officers of the State are legislative, executive, and judicial. But this classification shall not be construed as defining the legal powers of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-2.   Legislative officers
    The legislative officers are: (1) Fifty Senators; (2) One hundred and twenty members of the House of Representatives; (3) A Speaker of the House...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-3.   Executive officers
    (a) Executive officers are either: (1) Civil; (2) Military. (b) Civil executive officers are: (1) General, or for the whole State; (2) Special, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-4.   Executive officers - election; term; induction into office
    The executive department shall consist of a Governor, a Lieutenant Governor, a Secretary of State, an Auditor, a Treasurer, a Superintendent of Public Instruction,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-5.   Executive officers - report to Governor; reports transmitted to General Assembly
    It shall be the duty of the officers of the executive department to submit their respective reports to the Governor to be transmitted by...

Article 2 - Expenses of State Officers and State Departments.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-6.   Expenses paid by warrants; statements filed
    All salaries, purchases of equipment and expenses authorized by law to be paid out of the various funds herebefore mentioned shall be paid by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-7.   Traveling expenses on State's business
    When, to efficiently and properly carry into effect and execute any of the duties imposed by his appointment or by the provision of any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-8.   Mileage allowance to officers or employees using public or private automobiles
    Where it is provided by any law affecting the State of North Carolina, or any subdivision thereof, whereby any employee or officer of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-9.   Unlawful to pay more than allowance
    It shall be unlawful for any officer, auditor, bookkeeper, clerk or other employee of the State of North Carolina or any subdivision thereof to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-9.1.   Municipalities and counties exempt
    Nothing in this Article shall be deemed to be applicable to counties or municipalities or to limit or restrict the amount of any automobile...

Article 2A - Annuities and Deferred Compensation for Teachers and State Employees.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-9.2.   Definitions
    The following words when used in this Article shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section except when the context clearly indicates...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-9.3.   Annuity contracts; salary deductions
    Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 143B-426.40A and notwithstanding any provision of law relating to salaries or salary schedules of State employees, if the employee...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-9.4.   Deferred Compensation Plan
    Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 143B-426.40A and notwithstanding any provision of law relating to salaries or salary schedules of teachers or State employees, the...

Article 3 - The Governor.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-10.   Governor to reside in Raleigh; mansion and accessories
    The Governor shall reside in the City of Raleigh during his continuance in office. A convenient and commodious furnished dwelling house, supplied with necessary...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-11.   Salary and expense allowance of Governor; allowance to person designated to represent Governor's office
    (a) The salary of the Governor shall be one hundred forty-one thousand two hundred sixty-five dollars ($141,265) annually, payable monthly. (b) He shall be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-11.1.   Succession to office of Governor; Acting Governor
    (a) Lieutenant Governor. - (1) The Lieutenant Governor-elect shall become Governor upon the failure of the Governor-elect to qualify. The Lieutenant Governor shall become...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-12.   Powers and duties of Governor
    (a) In addition to the powers and duties prescribed by the Constitution, the Governor has the powers and duties prescribed in this and the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-13.   May convene Council of State; quorum; journal
    (a) The Governor may convene the Council for consultation whenever he may deem it proper. In all meetings of the Council of State, five...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-13.1.   Governor's power to consolidate State agencies
    (a) The Governor is hereby authorized to direct the inauguration of studies to determine which agencies of the State conduct operations which are so...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-14.   Appointment of private secretary; official correspondence preserved; books produced before General Assembly
    The Governor shall appoint a private secretary, who shall enter in books kept for that purpose all such letters, written by and to the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-15.   Salary of private secretary
    The salary of the private secretary to the Governor shall be fixed by the Governor. (R.C., c. 102, s. 12; 1856-7, p. 71, res.;...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-15.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 379, s. 11
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-16.   Records kept; certain original applications preserved; notice of commutations
    (a) The Governor shall cause to be kept the following records: (1) A register of all applications for pardon, or for commutation of any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-16.1.   Publication of executive orders
    The Governor must submit Executive Orders to the Secretary of State, who must compile, index, and publish the Executive Orders. The Governor's office shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-16.2.   Duration of boards and councils created by executive officials; extensions
    (a) Any executive order of the Governor that creates a board, committee, council, or commission expires two years after the effective date of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-16.3.   Timely nominations if legislative body must confirm
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever: (1) A statute specifies that an office shall be filled by nomination by the Governor and confirmation...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-17.   May employ counsel in cases wherein State is interested
    (a) No department, officer, agency, institution, commission, bureau or other organized activity of the State which receives support in whole or in part from...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-19.   To appoint a day of thanksgiving
    The Governor is directed to set apart a day in every year, and by proclamation give notice thereof, as a day of solemn and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-20.   Repealed by Session Laws 1955, c. 867, s. 13
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-21.   Form and contents of applications for pardon
    Every application for pardon must be made to the Governor in writing, signed by the party convicted, or by some person in his behalf....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-22.   Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 309
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-23.   Conditional pardons may be granted
    In any case in which the Governor is authorized by the Constitution to grant a pardon he may, upon the petition of the prisoner,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-24.   Governor's duties when conditions of pardon violated
    If a prisoner who has been pardoned upon conditions to be observed and performed by him violates such conditions, or any of them, the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-25.   Duty of sheriff and clerk on pardon granted
    If a prisoner is pardoned conditionally or unconditionally, or his punishment is commuted, the officer to whom the warrant for such purpose is issued...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-26.   To procure great seal of State; its description
    The Governor shall procure for the State a seal, which shall be called the great seal of the State of North Carolina, and shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-27.   Affixing great seal a second time to public papers
    In all cases where any person may find it necessary to have the great seal of the State put again to any public paper,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-28.   To procure seals for departments and courts
    The Governor shall also procure a seal for each department of the State government to be used for attesting and authenticating grants, proclamations, commissions,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-29.   Seal of Department of State described
    The seal of the Department of State shall be two inches in diameter and shall be of the same design as the great seal...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-30.   To provide new seals when necessary
    Whenever the great seal of the State shall be lost or so worn or defaced as to render it unfit for use, the Governor...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-31.   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 913, s. 48, effective July 22, 1983
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-31.1.   Office space and expenses for Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect; and other Council of State members-elect
    (a) The Department of Administration, upon request of the Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect, made after the general election for these respective offices, is empowered...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-32.   Compensation for surviving spouses of Governors
    All surviving spouses of Governors of the State of North Carolina, who make written request to the Director of the Budget, shall be paid...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.   Compensation and expenses of Lieutenant Governor
    The salary of the Lieutenant Governor shall be set by the General Assembly in the Current Operations Appropriations Act. In addition to this salary,...

Article 3A - Emergency War Powers of Governor.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.1.   Short title
    This Article may be cited as the "North Carolina Emergency War Powers Act." (1943, c. 706, s. 1; 1959, c. 337, s. 6.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.2.   Emergency war powers of the Governor
    Upon the Governor's own initiative, or on the request or recommendation of the President of the United States, the United States Army, Navy, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.3.   Orders, rules and regulations
    All orders, rules and regulations promulgated by the Governor pursuant to this Article shall have the full force and effect of law from and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.4.   Immunity
    Neither the State nor any political subdivision thereof, nor the agents or representatives of the State or any political subdivision thereof, under any circumstances,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.5.   Federal action controlling
    All action taken under this Article and all orders, rules and regulations made pursuant thereto in any field or with respect to any subject...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.6.   Construction of Article
    This Article shall be construed liberally to effectuate its purposes. (1943, c. 706, s. 6; 1959, c. 337, s. 6.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.7 through 147-33.11.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 3B - North Carolina Housing Commission.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.12 through 147-33.21.   Repealed by Session Laws 1987, c. 841, s. 5

Article 3C - Office of Juvenile Justice.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.30 through 147-33.71.   Repealed by Session Laws 2000-137, s. 1(a), effective July 20, 2000
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 3D - State Information Technology Services.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72A.   Purpose
    The purposes of this Article are to: (1) Establish a systematic process for planning and financing the State's information technology resources. (2) Develop standards...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72B.   Planning and financing State information technology resources
    (a) In order to provide a systematic process for meeting the State's technology needs, the State Chief Information Officer shall develop a biennial State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72C.   Project approval standards
    (a) Project Review and Approval. - The State Chief Information Officer shall: (1) Review all State agency information technology projects. If the State Chief...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72D.   Agency/State CIO Dispute Resolution
    (a) Agency Request for Review. - In any instance where the State CIO has denied or suspended the approval of an information technology project,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72E.   Project management standards
    (a) Agency Responsibilities. - Each agency shall provide for one or more project managers who meet the applicable quality assurance standards for each information...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72F.   Procurement procedures; cost savings
    Pursuant to Part 4 of this Article, the Office of Information Technology Services shall establish procedures for the procurement of information technology. The procedures...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72G.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.9(a), effective July 1, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.72H.   Information Technology Fund
    There is established a special revenue fund to be known as the Information Technology Fund, which may receive transfers or other credits as authorized...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.73.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.74.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.75.   Office located in the Office of the Governor
    (a) The Office of Information Technology Services ("Office") shall be housed in the Office of the Governor. (b) The Governor has the authority, powers,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.76.   Qualification, appointment, and duties of the State Chief Information Officer
    (a) The Office of Information Technology Services shall be managed and administered by the State Chief Information Officer ("State CIO"). The State Chief Information...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.77.   Office of Information Technology Services; organization and operation
    (a) The State Chief Information Officer may appoint one or more Deputy Chief Information Officers. The salary of a Deputy Information Officer shall be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.78.   Repealed by Session Laws 2004-129, ss. 4, 5
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.79.   Repealed by Session Laws 2004-129, ss. 4, 5
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.80.   Exempt agencies
    Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, this Article shall not apply to the General Assembly, the Judicial Department, or The University of North...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.81.   Definitions
    As used in this Article: (1) "Cooperative purchasing agreement" means an agreement between a vendor and one or more states or state agencies providing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.82.   Functions of the Office of Information Technology Services
    (a) In addition to any other functions required by this Article, the Office of Information Technology Services shall: (1) Procure all information technology for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.83.   Information resources centers and services
    (a) With respect to all executive departments and agencies of State government, except the Department of Justice if they do not elect at their...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.84.   Deviations authorized for Department of Revenue; agency requests for deviations
    (a) The Department of Revenue is authorized to deviate from any provision in G.S. 147-33.83(a) that requires departments or agencies to consolidate information processing...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.85.   Repealed by Session Laws 2004-129, ss. 17, 18, effective July 1, 2004
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.87.   Financial reporting and accountability for information technology investments and expenditures
    The Office of Information Technology Services, the Office of State Budget and Management, and the Office of the State Controller shall jointly develop a...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.87A.   Statewide electronic portal; annual report
    (a) The Office of the State Chief Information Officer (State CIO) shall plan, develop, implement, and operate a Statewide electronic portal (i) to increase...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.88.   Information technology budget development and reports
    (a) The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) shall develop an annual budget for review and approval by the Office of State Budget and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.89.   Business continuity planning
    (a) Each State agency shall develop and continually review and update as necessary a business and disaster recovery plan with respect to information technology....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.90.   Analysis of State agency legacy systems
    (a) The Office of Information Technology Services shall analyze the State's legacy information technology systems and develop a plan to ascertain the needs, costs,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.91.   Telecommunications services; duties of State Chief Information Officer with respect to State agencies
    (a) With respect to State agencies, the State Chief Information Officer shall exercise general coordinating authority for all telecommunications matters relating to the internal...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.92.   Telecommunications services for local governmental entities and other entities
    (a) The State Chief Information Officer shall provide cities, counties, and other local governmental entities with access to a central telecommunications system or service...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.93.   Fees; dispute resolution panel
    In addition to the powers granted pursuant to Article 6B of this Chapter or by any other provision of law, the Office of Information...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.94.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.95.   Procurement of information technology
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Office of Information Technology Services shall procure all information technology for State agencies. The Office shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.96.   Restriction on State agency contractual authority with regard to information technology; local governments
    (a) All State agencies covered by this Part shall use contracts for information technology acquired by the Office for any information technology required by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.97.   Information technology procurement policy; reporting requirements
    (a) Policy. - In order to further the policy of the State to encourage and promote the use of small, minority, physically handicapped, and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.98.   Unauthorized use of public purchase or contract procedures for private benefit prohibited
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, by the use of the powers, policies, or procedures described in this Part or established hereunder,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.99.   Financial interest of officers in sources of supply; acceptance of bribes
    Neither the State Chief Information Officer nor the Chief Deputy State Information Officer shall be financially interested, or have any personal beneficial interest, either...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.100.   Certification that information technology bid submitted without collusion
    The Office shall require bidders to certify that each bid on information technology contracts overseen by the Office is submitted competitively and without collusion....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.101.   Award recommendation; State Chief Information Officer action
    (a) Award Recommendation. - When the dollar value of a contract for the procurement of information technology equipment, materials, and supplies exceeds the benchmark...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.102.   Penalty for violations; costs
    Any employee or official of the State who violates this Part shall be liable to the State to repay any amount expended in violation...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.103.   Attorney General contract assistance; rule-making authority
    (a) At the request of the State Chief Information Officer, the Attorney General shall provide legal advice and services necessary to implement this Part....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.104.   Repealed by Session Laws 2010-67, s. 1(a)-(d), effective July 1, 2010
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.104A.   Purchase by State agencies and governmental entities of certain computer equipment and televisions prohibited
    (a) The exemptions set out in G.S. 147-33.80 do not apply to this section. (b) No State agency, political subdivision of the State, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.105.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.106.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.107.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.108.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.109.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.110.   Statewide security standards
    The State Chief Information Officer shall establish a statewide set of standards for information technology security to maximize the functionality, security, and interoperability of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.111.   State CIO approval of security standards and security assessments
    (a) Notwithstanding G.S. 143-48.3 or any other provision of law, and except as otherwise provided by this section, all information technology security purchased using...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.112.   Assessment of agency compliance with security standards
    The State Chief Information Officer shall assess periodically the ability of each agency and each agency's contracted vendors to comply with the current security...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.113.   State agency cooperation
    (a) The head of each State agency shall cooperate with the State Chief Information Officer in the discharge of his or her duties by:...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.120.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this act: (1) Computer equipment. - Any desktop computer, notebook or laptop computer, monitor or video display unit for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.121.   Refurbished computer equipment purchasing program
    (a) The Office of the State Chief Information Officer and the Department of Administration, with the administrative support of the Information Technology Procurement Office,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.122.   Configuration and specification requirements same as for new computers
    Refurbished computer equipment purchased under this act must conform to the same standards as the State may establish as to the configuration and specification...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-33.123.   Data on reliability and other issues; report
    The Office of the State Chief Information Officer shall maintain data on equipment reliability, potential cost savings, and any issues associated with the refurbished...

Article 4 - Secretary of State.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-34.   Office and office hours
    The Secretary of State shall attend at his office, in the City of Raleigh, between the hours of 10 o'clock A.M. and three o'clock...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-35.   Salary of Secretary of State
    The salary of the Secretary of State shall be set by the General Assembly in the Current Operations Appropriations Act. In addition to the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-36.   Duties of Secretary of State
    It is the duty of the Secretary of State: (1) To perform such duties as may then be devolved upon the Secretary by resolution...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-36.1.   Deputy Secretary of State
    The duly classified Deputy Secretary of State as reflected by the records of the State Department of Personnel, appointed by the Secretary of State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-37.   Secretary of State; fees to be collected
    When no other charge is provided by law, the Secretary of State shall collect such fees for copying any document or record on file...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-38.   Repealed by Session Laws 1979, c. 85, s. 3
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-39.   Custodian of statutes, records, deeds, etc
    The Secretary of State is charged with the custody of all statutes and joint resolutions of the legislature, all documents which pass under the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-40.   Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 1184, s. 8
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-41.   To keep records of oyster grants
    The Secretary of State shall keep books of records in which shall be recorded a full description of all grounds granted for oyster beds...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-42.   Binding original statutes, resolutions, and documents
    The original statutes and joint resolutions passed at each session of the General Assembly the Secretary of State shall immediately thereafter cause to be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-43.   Reports of State officers
    The Secretary of State shall file and keep in his office one copy of each of the reports of State officers in the best...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-43.1 through 147-43.3.   Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 1184, s. 8
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-44.   Repealed by Session Laws 1943, c. 48, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-45.   Distribution of copies of State publications
    The Secretary of State shall, at the State's expense, as soon as possible after publication, provide such number of copies of the Session Laws...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-46.   Repealed by Session Laws 1955, c. 987
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-46.1.   Publications furnished State departments, bureaus, institutions and agencies
    Upon request of any State department, bureau, institution or agency, and upon authorization by the Governor and Council of State, the Secretary of State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-47.   Repealed by Session Laws 1955, c. 748
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-48.   Sale of Laws and Journals
    Such Laws and Journals as may be printed in excess of the number directed to be distributed, the Secretary of State may sell at...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-49.   Disposition of damaged and unsaleable publications
    The Secretary of State is hereby authorized and empowered to dispose of damaged and unsaleable House and Senate Journals and Session Laws of various...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-50.   Publications of State officials and department heads furnished to certain institutions, agencies, etc
    Every State official and every head of a State department, institution or agency issuing any printed report, bulletin, map, or other publication shall, on...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-50.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1987, c. 771, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-51.   Clerks of superior courts responsible for Appellate Division Reports; lending prohibited
    From and after March 9, 1927, the clerks of the superior courts of the State of North Carolina are held officially responsible for the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-52.   Transferred to 7A-14 by Session Laws 1975, c. 328
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-53.   Superseded by Session Laws 1943, c. 716
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.   Printing, distribution and sale of the North Carolina Manual
    The Secretary of State shall have printed biennially for distribution and sale, two thousand three hundred fifty (2,350) copies of the North Carolina Manual,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.1.   Division of Publications; duties
    The Secretary of State is authorized to set up a division to be designated as the Division of Publications and to appoint a director...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.2.   Repealed by Session Laws 1979, c. 477, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.3.   Land records management program
    (a) The Secretary of State shall administer a land records management program for the purposes (i) of advising registers of deeds, local tax officials,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.4.   Certification of local government property mappers
    (a) Definitions. - The following definitions apply in this section: (1) Department. - The Department of the Secretary of State. (2) Large-scale. - A...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.5.   Investor Protection and Education Trust Fund; administration; limitations on use of the Fund
    (a) The Investor Protection and Education Trust Fund created in the Department of the Secretary of State as an expendable trust account to be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.6.   International relations assistance
    (a) The Secretary of State may offer direct and indirect assistance in matters relating to international relations and protocol to other governmental agencies and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.7.   Abrogation of offensive geographical place-names
    (a) The General Assembly finds that certain geographical place-names are offensive or insulting to the State's people, history, and heritage. These place-names should be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.7A.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-201, s. 19, effective January 1, 2007

Article 4A - Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.8.   Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission
    (a) There is established within the Department of the Secretary of State the Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission (hereinafter "Commission"). (b) The Commission shall consist...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.9.   Officers; meetings; quorum
    (a) The Secretary of State shall be the Chairman of the Commission. (b) A quorum shall consist of all three members. (c) The Commission...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.10.   Powers
    At least 60 days before an election in which a proposed amendment to the Constitution, or a revised or new Constitution, is to be...

Article 4B - Business License Information Office.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.11 through 147-54.19.   Repealed by Session Laws 2004-124, s. 13.9A(a), effective July 1, 2004
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.20 through 147-54.30.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 4C - Executive Branch Lobbying.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-54.31 through 147-54.44.   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-201, s. 19, effective January 1, 2007

Article 5 - Auditor.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-55.   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 913, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-56.   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 913, s. 1, effective July 22, 1983
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-57.   Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 884, s. 12
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-58.   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 913, s. 1, effective July 22, 1983
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-59 through 147-61.   Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 302
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-62.   Recodified as 143-3.3 by Session Laws 1983, c. 913, s. 49
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-63, 147-64.   Recodified as 143-3.4 by Session Laws 1983, c. 913, ss. 50, 51

Article 5A - Auditor.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.1.   Salary of State Auditor
    (a) The salary of the State Auditor shall be set by the General Assembly in the Current Operations Appropriations Act. (b) In addition to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.2.   Legislative policy and intent
    The General Assembly is ultimately responsible for authorizing the expenditure of public moneys, designating the sources from which moneys may be collected, and shaping...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.3.   Legislative and management control system
    It is the intent of this Article that the State Auditor shall perform or coordinate all audit functions for State government. As appropriate, all...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.4.   Definitions
    The words and phrases used in this Article have the following meanings: (1) "Audit". - An independent review or examination of government organizations, programs,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.5.   Cooperation with Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and other governmental bodies
    (a) Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations. - The Auditor shall furnish copies of any and all audits only when requested by the Joint...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.6.   Duties and responsibilities
    (a) It is the policy of the General Assembly to provide for the auditing of State agencies by the impartial, independent State Auditor. (b)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.6A.   Repealed by Session Laws 2012-142, s. 8.4, effective July 1, 2012
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.6B.   Reports of improper governmental activities
    (a) The Auditor shall provide various means, including a telephone hotline, electronic mail, and Internet access to receive reports of allegations of improper governmental...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.6C.   Cost of audit report published
    Each audit report shall itemize the number of staff hours used in conducting the audit and in preparation of the audit report and the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.6D.   Cost of CPA audit report published
    Each audit report prepared for a State agency by a Certified Public Accountant shall itemize the number of hours used in conducting the audit...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.7.   Authority
    (a) Access to Persons and Records. - (1) The Auditor and the Auditor's authorized representatives shall have ready access to persons and may examine...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.7A.   Obstruction of audit
    Any person who shall willfully make or cause to be made to the State Auditor or his designated representatives any false, misleading, or unfounded...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.8.   Independence
    The Auditor shall maintain independence in the performance of his authorized duties. Except as otherwise provided by law, neither the General Assembly nor the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.9.   Rules and regulations
    The Auditor shall make and enforce such reasonable rules and regulations as are necessary for the operation of his office. The Auditor shall install...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.10.   Powers of appointment
    The Auditor may, subject to the provisions of the North Carolina Human Resources Act, appoint all employees necessary to perform the duties and functions...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.11.   Review of office
    The Auditor may, on his own initiative and as often as he deems necessary, or as requested by the General Assembly, cause to be...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.12.   Conflict of interest
    (a) To preserve the independence and objectivity of the audit function, the Auditor and his employees may not, unless otherwise expressly authorized by statute,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.13.   Construction
    This Article shall be construed liberally in the aid of its declared purpose. It is the intent of this Article that the establishment of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-64.14.   Severability
    If any provision of this Article or the application thereof to any person, State agency, political subdivision, or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidation...

Article 6 - Treasurer.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-65.   Salary of State Treasurer
    The salary of the State Treasurer shall be as established in the Current Operations Appropriations Act. In addition to the salary set by the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-66.   Office and office hours
    The Treasurer shall keep his office at the City of Raleigh, and shall attend there between the hours of 10 o'clock A.M. and three...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-67.   Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 884, s. 14
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-68.   To receive and disburse moneys; to make reports
    (a) It is the duty of the Treasurer to receive all moneys which shall from time to time be paid into the treasury of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-68.1.   Banking operations
    The cost of administration, management, and operations of the banking operations of the Department of State Treasurer shall be apportioned equitably among the funds...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.   Deposits of State funds in banks and savings and loan associations regulated
    Banks and savings and loan associations having State deposits shall furnish to the Auditor of the State, upon the Auditor's request, a statement of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.1.   Investments authorized for General Fund and Highway Funds assets
    (a) The Governor and Council of State, with the advice and assistance of the State Treasurer, shall adopt such rules and regulations as shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.2.   Investments authorized for special funds held by State Treasurer
    (a) This section applies to funds held by the State Treasurer to the credit of each of the following: (1) The Teachers' and State...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.3.   Administration of State Treasurer's investment programs
    (a) The State Treasurer shall establish, maintain, administer, manage, and operate within the Department of State Treasurer one or more investment programs for the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.3A.   Liability insurance for State Treasurer
    (a) The State Treasurer may purchase commercial insurance of any kind to cover all risks or potential liability of the State Treasurer, boards in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.4.   Repealed by Session Laws 2010-175, s. 5, effective July 1, 2010
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.5.   Local Government Law Enforcement Special Separation Allowance Fund
    The Local Government Law Enforcement Special Separation Allowance Fund is established as a fund in the Office of the State Treasurer under the management...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.6.   Swain County Settlement Trust Fund
    (a) The Swain County Settlement Trust Fund is established as a special fund in the Office of the State Treasurer under the management of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.7.   Discharge of duties to Retirement Systems
    (a) The Treasurer shall discharge his or her duties with respect to the Retirement Systems enumerated in G.S. 147-69.2(b)(8) as follows: (1) Solely in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-69.8.   Annual report on new investment authority
    Whenever the General Assembly broadens the investment authority of the State Treasurer as to the General Fund, the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-70.   To make short-term notes in emergencies
    Subject to the approval of the Governor and Council of State, the State Treasurer is authorized to make short-term notes for temporary emergencies, but...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-71.   May demand and sue for money and property of State
    The Treasurer is authorized to demand, sue for, collect and receive all money and property of the State not held by some person under...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-72.   Ex officio treasurer of State institutions; duties as such
    The Treasurer shall be ex officio the treasurer of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, of the North Carolina State College of Agriculture...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-73.   Office of treasurer of each State institution abolished
    The office of treasurer of each of the several State institutions of which the State Treasurer is ex officio treasurer is hereby abolished. (1929,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-74.   Office of State Treasurer declared office of deposit and disbursement
    The office of the State Treasurer is declared to be an office of deposit and disbursement and only such records and accounts as may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-75.   Deputy to act for Treasurer
    The Treasurer may authorize a deputy to perform any duties pertaining to the office. The Treasurer may authorize a deputy to affix the Treasurer's...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-76.   Liability for false entries in his books
    If the Treasurer of the State shall wittingly or falsely make, or cause to be made, any false entry or charge in any book...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-77.   Daily deposit of funds to credit of Treasurer
    All funds belonging to the State of North Carolina, in the hands of any head of any department of the State which collects revenue...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-78.   Treasurer to select depositories
    The State Treasurer is hereby authorized and empowered to select and designate, wherever necessary, in this State some bank or banks, savings and loan...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-78.1.   Good faith deposits; use of master trust
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Treasurer is authorized to select a bank or trust company as master trustee to hold cash...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-79.   Deposits to be secured; reports of depositories
    (a) The amount of funds deposited by the State Treasurer in an official depository shall be adequately secured by deposit insurance, surety bonds, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-80.   Deposit in other banks unlawful; liability
    It shall be unlawful for any funds of the State to be deposited by any person, institution, or department or agency in any place...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-81.   Number of depositories; contract
    The State Treasurer is authorized and empowered to select as many depositories in one place and in the State as may appear to him...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-82.   Accounts of funds kept separate
    In order to preserve and keep them separate, all funds that are now required by law to be kept separate or to be separately...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-83.   Receipts from federal government and gifts not affected
    General Statutes 147-77, 147-78, 147-80, 147-81, 147-82, 147-83 and 147-84 shall not be held or construed to affect or interfere with the receipts and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-84.   Refund of excess payments
    Whenever taxes or other receipts of any kind are or have been by clerical error, misinterpretation of the law, or otherwise, collected and paid...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-85.   Fiscal year
    The fiscal year of the State government shall annually close on the thirtieth day of June. (1868-9, c. 270, s. 77; 1883, c. 60;...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.   Additional clerical assistance authorized; compensation and duties
    The State Treasurer, by and with the consent and advice of the Governor and Council of State, is authorized to employ an additional clerk...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.1.   Pool account for local government unemployment compensation
    (a) The State Treasurer is authorized to establish a pool account, in accordance with rules of the Division of Employment Security (DES), in cooperation...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.2.   Information Technology Services fees; dispute resolution panel
    The State Treasurer or the State Treasurer's designee, in conjunction with the State Controller and the State Budget Officer or their designees, shall handle...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.3.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.4.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.5.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.6.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.7.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.8.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.9.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 6A - Cash Management.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.10.   (Statement of policy
    It is the policy of the State of North Carolina that all agencies, institutions, departments, bureaus, boards, commissions, and officers of the State, whether...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.11.   Cash management for the State
    (a) Uniform Plan. - The State Controller, with the advice and assistance of the State Treasurer, the State Budget Officer, and the State Auditor,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.12.   Cash management for school administration units
    All school administrative units and their officers and employees are subject to the provision of G.S. 147-86.11 with respect to moneys required by law...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.13.   Cash management for community colleges
    All community colleges and their officers and employees are subject to the provisions of G.S. 147-86.11 with respect to moneys required by law to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.14.   Cash management for the General Court of Justice
    All agencies, institutions, bureaus, boards, commissions, and officers of the General Court of Justice as defined in Article IV of the Constitution are subject...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.15.   Cash management of the Highway Fund and the Highway Trust Fund
    The State Treasurer may combine the balances of the Highway Fund and the Highway Trust Fund for cash management purposes. The State Treasurer may...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.16 through 147-86.19.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 6B - Statewide Accounts Receivable Program.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.20.   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Account receivable. - An asset of the State reflecting a debt that is owed to the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.21.   State agencies to collect accounts receivable in accordance with statewide policies
    A State agency to which an account receivable is owed is responsible for collecting the account receivable. In fulfilling this responsibility, a State agency...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.22.   Statewide accounts receivable program
    (a) Program. - The State Controller shall implement a statewide accounts receivable program. As part of this program, the State Controller shall do all...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.23.   Interest and penalties
    A State agency shall charge interest at the rate established pursuant to G.S. 105-241.21 on a past-due account receivable from the date the account...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.24.   Debtor information and skip tracing
    A State agency shall collect from clients and debtors minimum identifying information as prescribed by the State Controller. A State agency shall use all...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.25.   Setoff debt collection
    The State Controller shall implement a statewide setoff debt collection program to provide for collection of the following accounts receivable by setoff against payments...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.26.   Reporting requirements
    A State agency shall provide the State Controller a complete report of the agency's accounts receivable at least quarterly or more frequently as required...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.27.   Rules
    A State agency may adopt rules to implement this Article. (1993, c. 512, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.28.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.29.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 6C - Health and Wellness Trust Fund.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.30.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 6.11(a), effective August 14, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.31.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 6.11(a), effective August 14, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.32.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 6.11(a), effective August 14, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.33.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 6.11(a), effective August 14, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.34.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 6.11(a), effective August 14, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.35.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 6.11(a), effective August 14, 2011
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.36.   Repealed by Session Laws 2011-145, s. 6.11(a), effective August 14, 2011

Article 6D - Sudan (Darfur) Divestment Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.41.   Legislative findings
    (1) On July 23, 2004, the United States Congress declared that "the atrocities unfolding in Darfur, Sudan, are genocide." (2) On September 9, 2004,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.42.   Definitions
    As used in this article, the following definitions apply: (1) "Active Business Operations" means all Business Operations that are not Inactive Business Operations. (2)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.43.   Identification of companies
    (a) Within 90 days of August 30, 2007, the Public Fund shall make its best efforts to identify all Scrutinized Companies in which the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.44.   Required actions
    (a) General. - The Public Fund shall adhere to the procedure for Companies on the Scrutinized Companies List as provided in this section: (b)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.45.   Reporting
    (a) The Public Fund shall file a publicly available report to the General Assembly that includes the Scrutinized Companies List annually. (b) Annually thereafter,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.46.   Expiration of this article
    This article expires upon the occurrence of any of the following: (1) The Congress or President of the United States declaring that the Darfur...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.47.   Other legal obligations
    With respect to actions taken in compliance with this article, including all good faith determinations regarding Companies as required by this article, the Public...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.48.   Reinvestment in certain companies with Scrutinized Active Business Operations
    Notwithstanding anything in this article, the Public Fund is permitted to cease divesting from certain Scrutinized Companies pursuant to G.S. 147-86.44(c) and/or reinvest in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-86.49.   Enforcement
    The Attorney General is charged with enforcing the provisions of this article and, through any lawful designee, may bring such actions in court as...

Article 7 - Secretary of Revenue.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-87.   Secretary of Revenue; appointment; salary
    A Secretary of Revenue shall be appointed by the Governor on January 1, 1933, and quadrennially thereafter. The term of office of the Secretary...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-88.   Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 10, s. 3

Article 8 - District Attorneys.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-89.   To prosecute cases removed to federal courts
    It shall be the duty of the district attorneys of this State, in whose jurisdiction the circuit and district courts of the United States...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-90.   Investigations of uses of deadly force
    In every instance in which a private citizen is killed as a result of the use of a firearm by a law enforcement officer...

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