North Carolina General Statutes § 143B-715 Board of Correction - duties and responsibilities; members; selection; compensation; meetings; quorum; services

(a)        The Board of Correction shall consider and advise the Secretary of Public Safety upon any matter that the Secretary may refer to it. The Board shall assist the Secretary of Public Safety in the development of major programs and recommend priorities for the programs within the Division.

The Board of Correction shall have such other responsibilities and shall perform such other duties as may be specifically given to it by the Secretary of Public Safety.

(b)        The Board of Correction shall consist of one voting member from each of the 13 congressional districts, appointed by the Governor to serve at his pleasure. One member shall be a psychiatrist or a psychologist, one an attorney with experience in the criminal courts, one a judge in the General Court of Justice and nine members appointed at large. The Secretary of Public Safety shall be an additional nonvoting member and chairman ex officio. The terms of office of the nine members presently serving on the Board shall continue, but any vacancy occurring on or after July 1, 1983, shall be filled by the Governor in compliance with the requirement of membership from the various congressional districts.

(c)        Members of the Board shall receive per diem and necessary travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 138-5.

The Board of Correction shall meet at least quarterly and may hold special meetings at any time and place within the State at the call of its chairman.

A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(d)       All clerical and other services required by the Board shall be supplied by the Secretary of Public Safety.  (1973, c. 1262, s. 7; 1983, c. 709, s. 2; 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 1038, s. 18; 2001-486, s. 2.15; 2011-145, s. 19.1(h), (i), (s); 2012-83, s. 53.)

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