North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 143 State Departments, Institutions, and Commissions

Article 1 - Executive Budget Act.

Article 1A - Periodic Review of Certain State Agencies.

Article 1.2 - Legislative Committee on Agency Review.

Article 1B - Capital Improvement Planning Act.

Article 2 - State Personnel Department.

Article 2A - Incentive Award Program for State Employees.

Article 2B - Notice of Appointments to Public Offices.

Article 2C - Limit on Number of State Employees.

Article 2D - North Carolina Board for Need-Based Student Loans.

Article 3 - Purchases and Contracts.

Article 3A - Surplus Property.

Article 3B - Conservation of Energy, Water, and Other Utilities in Government Facilities.

Article 3C - Contracts to Obtain Consultant Services.

Article 3D - Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Surveying Services.

Article 3E - State/Public School Child Care Contracts.

Article 3F - State Privacy Act.

Article 3G - Personal Service Contracts.

Article 3H - Overpayments of State Funds.

Article 4 - World War Veterans Loan Administration.

Article 5 - Check on License Forms, Tags and Certificates Used or Issued

Article 6 - Officers of State Institutions.

Article 6A - Rules of Conduct; Traffic Laws for Institutions.

Article 7 - Persons Admitted to Department of Health and Human Services Institutions to Pay Costs.

Article 7A - Damage of Personal Property in State Institutions.

  • § 143-127.2   Repair or replacement of personal property
    The Secretary of Health and Human Services may adopt rules governing repair or replacement of personal property items excluding private passenger vehicles that belong to...
  • § 143-127.3   Negligence
    Reimbursement for items damaged or stolen shall not be granted in instances in which the employee, volunteer, or client, if competent, is determined to be...
  • § 143-127.4   Other remedies
    The director of the facility shall determine if the person seeking reimbursement has made a good faith effort to recover the loss from all other...
  • § 143-127.5   Limitations
    Reimbursement shall be limited to the amount specified in the rules and shall not exceed a maximum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per incident. No...
  • § 143-127.6   Administrative and judicial review
    Chapter 150B of the General Statutes governs administrative and judicial review of a decision under this Article by the director of a facility. (1985, c....

Article 8 - Public Contracts.

Article 8A - Board of State Contract Appeals.

Article 8B - State Building Commission.

Article 9 - Building Code Council and Building Code.

Article 9A - North Carolina Manufactured Housing Board - Manufactured Home Warranties.

  • § 143-143.8   Purpose
    The General Assembly finds that manufactured homes have become a primary housing resource for many of the citizens of North Carolina. The General Assembly finds...
  • § 143-143.9   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Part: (1) Bank. A federally insured financial institution including institutions defined under G.S. 53‑1(1), savings and loan associations, credit...
  • § 143-143.10   Manufactured Housing Board created; membership; terms; meetings
    (a) There is created the North Carolina Manufactured Housing Board within the Department. The Board shall be composed of 11 members as follows: (1) The...
  • § 143-143.10A   Criminal history checks of applicants for licensure
    (a) Definitions. The following definitions shall apply in this section: (1) Applicant. A person applying for licensure as a manufactured home manufacturer, dealer, salesperson, or...
  • § 143-143.11   License required; application for license
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any manufactured home manufacturer, dealer, salesperson, or set‑up contractor to engage in business as such in this State without...
  • § 143-143.11A   Notification of change of address, control of ownership, and bankruptcy
    (a) Every applicant for a license shall inform the Board of the applicant's business address. Every licensee shall give written notification to the Board of...
  • § 143-143.11B   Continuing education
    (a) The Board may establish programs and requirements of continuing education for licensees, but shall not require licensees to complete more than eight credit hours...
  • § 143-143.12   Bond required
    (a) A person licensed as a manufactured home salesperson shall not be required to furnish a bond, but each applicant approved by the Board for...
  • § 143-143.13   Grounds for denying, suspending, or revoking licenses; civil penalties
    (a) A license may be denied, suspended or revoked by the Board on any one or more of the following grounds: (1) Making a material...
  • § 143-143.14   Hearings; rules
    (a) License suspensions, revocations, and renewal refusals are subject to the provisions of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes. (b) If the Board finds that...
  • § 143-143.15   Set-up requirements
    (a) Manufactured homes shall be set up in accordance with the standards adopted by the Commissioner. (b) If a manufactured home is insured against damage...
  • § 143-143.16   Warranties
    Each manufacturer, dealer and supplier of manufactured homes shall warrant each new manufactured home sold in this State in accordance with the warranty requirements prescribed...
  • § 143-143.17   Presenting claims for warranties and substantial defects
    (a) Whenever a claim for warranty service or about a substantial defect is made to a licensee, it shall be handled as provided in this...
  • § 143-143.18   Warranty service
    (a) When a service agreement exists between or among a manufacturer, dealer and supplier to provide warranty service, the agreement shall specify which party is...
  • § 143-143.19   Dealer alterations
    (a) No alteration or modification shall be made to a manufactured home by a dealer after shipment from the manufacturer's plant, unless such alteration or...
  • § 143-143.20   Disclosure of manner used in determining length of manufactured homes
    In any advertisement or other communication regarding the length of a manufactured home, a manufacturer or dealer shall not include the coupling mechanism in describing...
  • § 143-143.20A   Display of pricing on manufactured homes
    (a) If the manufacturer of a manufactured home publishes a manufacturer's suggested retail price, that price shall be displayed near the front entrance of the...
  • § 143-143.21   Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 409, s. 6
  • § 143-143.21A   Purchase agreements; buyer cancellations
    (a) A purchase agreement for a manufactured home shall include all of the following: (1) A description of the manufactured home and all accessories included...
  • § 143-143.21B   Dealer cancellation; deposit refund
    A dealer shall refund to a buyer the full amount of a deposit on the purchase of a manufactured home if the buyer has fulfilled...
  • § 143-143.22   Inspection of service records
    The Board may inspect the service records of a manufacturer, dealer, supplier or set‑up contractor relating to a written warranty claim or complaint made to...
  • § 143-143.23   Other remedies not excluded
    Nothing in this Part, rules adopted by the Board, or any action of the Board shall limit any right or remedy available to the buyer...
  • § 143-143.24   Engaging in business without license a Class 1 misdemeanor
    If any person shall unlawfully act as a manufactured home manufacturer, dealer, salesperson, or set‑up contractor without first obtaining a license from the Board, as...
  • § 143-143.25   Staff support for Board
    The Manufactured Building Division of the Department shall provide clerical and other staff services required by the Board; and shall administer and enforce all provisions...
  • § 143-143.26 through 143-143.49   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 143-143.50   Escrow or trust account required
    (a) Dealers shall maintain buyers' deposits in an escrow or trust account with a bank. A dealer shall not commingle any other funds with buyers'...
  • § 143-143.51   Use of escrow or trust funds; penalty for violations
    (a) Buyer funds in the dealer's escrow or trust account shall be held for the benefit of the buyer and may only be used for...
  • § 143-143.52   Minimum requirements for dealer records for escrow or trust accounts at banks
    The records required for escrow or trust accounts maintained at a bank shall consist of the following and be maintained for a period of five...
  • § 143-143.53   Accountings for escrow or trust funds
    Upon the request of the buyer, the dealer shall provide to the buyer a written accounting of the receipts and disbursements of all escrow or...
  • § 143-143.54   Audits and record inspection
    All financial records required by this Part shall be subject to audit for cause and to random audit at the discretion of and by the...

Article 9B - Uniform Standards Code For Manufactured Homes.

  • § 143-144   Short title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as "The Uniform Standards for Manufactured Homes Act." (1969, c. 961, s. 1; 1985, c. 487,...
  • § 143-145   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Act. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5401, et seq.,...
  • § 143-146   Statement of policy; rule-making power
    (a) Manufactured homes, because of the manner of their construction, assembly and use and that of their systems, components and appliances (including heating, plumbing and...
  • § 143-147   Structures built under previous standards
    The legal status of any structure built before the effective date of the Act shall not be affected by any changes made in this Article...
  • § 143-148   Certain structures excluded from coverage
    The Commissioner may by rule provide for the exclusion of certain structures by certification in accordance with the Act. (1969, c. 961, s. 5; 1971,...
  • § 143-149   Necessity for obtaining label for purposes of sale
    No person shall sell or offer for sale any manufactured home in this State that does not have a label. It is a defense to...
  • § 143-150   No electricity to be furnished units not in compliance
    It is unlawful for any person to furnish electricity for use in any manufactured home without first ascertaining that the manufactured home and its electrical...
  • § 143-151   Penalties
    (a) Any person who is found by the Commissioner to have violated the provisions of the Act, this Article, or any rules adopted under this...
  • § 143-151.1   Enforcement
    The Commissioner may initiate any appropriate action or proceeding to prevent, restrain, or correct any violation of the Act, this Article, or any rules adopted...
  • § 143-151.2   Fees
    (a) The Commissioner shall establish a monitoring inspection fee in an amount required by the Secretary of HUD. This monitoring inspection fee shall be an...
  • § 143-151.3   Reports
    Each manufacturer, distributor, and dealer of manufactured homes shall establish and maintain such records, make such reports, and provide such information as the Commissioner or...
  • § 143-151.4   Notification of defects and correction procedures
    Every manufacturer of manufactured homes shall provide for notification and correction procedures in any manufactured home produced by the manufacturer in accordance with the Act,...
  • § 143-151.5   Prohibited acts
    (a) No person shall: (1) Manufacture for sale, lease, sell, offer for sale or lease, or introduce or deliver, or import into the United States,...
  • § 143-151.6   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 143-151.7   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 9C - North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board.

  • § 143-151.8   Definitions
    (a) As used in this Article, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) "Board" means the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. (2) "Code" means the...
  • § 143-151.9   North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board established; members; terms; vacancies
    (a) There is hereby established the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board in the Department of Insurance. The Board shall be composed of 20 members...
  • § 143-151.10   Compensation
    Members of the Board who are State officers or employees shall receive no salary for serving on the Board, but shall be reimbursed for their...
  • § 143-151.11   Chairman; vice-chairman; other officers; meetings; reports
    (a) The members of the Board shall select one of their members as chairman upon its creation, and shall select the chairman each July 1...
  • § 143-151.12   Powers
    In addition to powers conferred upon the Board elsewhere in this Article, the Board shall have the power to: (1) Adopt rules necessary to administer...
  • § 143-151.13   Required standards and certificates for Code-enforcement officials
    (a) No person may engage in Code enforcement pursuant to this Article unless he possesses one of the following types of certificates, currently valid, issued...
  • § 143-151.13A   Professional development program for officials
    (a) As used in this section, "official" means a qualified Code‑enforcement official as that term is defined in G.S. 143‑151.8. (b) The Board may establish...
  • § 143-151.14   Comity
    The Board may, without requiring an examination, grant a standard certificate as a qualified Code‑enforcement official for a particular type of position and level to...
  • § 143-151.15   Return of certificate to Board; reissuance by Board
    A certificate issued by the Board under this Article is valid as long as the person certified is employed by the State of North Carolina...
  • § 143-151.16   Certification fees; renewal of certificates; examination fees
    (a) The Board shall establish a schedule of fees to be paid by each applicant for certification as a qualified Code‑enforcement official. Such fee shall...
  • § 143-151.17   Grounds for disciplinary actions; investigation; administrative procedures
    (a) The Board shall have the power to suspend any or all certificates, revoke any or all certificates, demote any or all certificates to a...
  • § 143-151.18   Violations; penalty; injunction
    On and after July 1, 1979, it shall be unlawful for any person to represent himself as a qualified Code‑enforcement official who does not hold...
  • § 143-151.19   Administration
    (a) The Division of Engineering and Building Codes in the Department of Insurance shall provide clerical and other staff services required by the Board, and...
  • § 143-151.20   Donations and appropriations
    (a) In addition to appropriations made by the General Assembly, the Board may accept for any of its purposes and functions under this Article any...
  • § 143-151.21   Disposition of fees
    Fees collected by the Commissioner under this Article shall be credited to the Insurance Regulatory Fund created under G.S. 58‑6‑25. (1991, c. 689, s. 295;...
  • § 143-151.22 through 143-151.25   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 9D - Enforcement of Building Code Insulation and Energy Utilization Standards.

Article 9E - Master Electrical and Natural Gas Meters Prohibited.

Article 9F - North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board.

Article 10 - Various Powers and Regulations.

Article 11 - Revenue Bonds and Governmental Aid.

Article 12 - Law-Enforcement Officers' Retirement System.

Article 12A - Law-Enforcement Officers', Firemen's, Rescue Squad Workers' and Civil Air Patrol Members' Death Benefits Act.

  • § 143-166.1   Purpose
    In consideration of hazardous public service rendered to the people of this State, there is hereby provided a system of benefits for dependents of law‑enforcement...
  • § 143-166.2   Definitions
    (a) The term "dependent child" shall mean any unmarried child of the deceased officer, fireman, rescue squad worker or senior member of the Civil Air...
  • § 143-166.3   Payments; determination
    (a) When any law‑enforcement officer, fireman, rescue squad worker or senior Civil Air Patrol member shall be killed in the line of duty, the Industrial...
  • § 143-166.4   Funds; conclusiveness of award
    Such award of benefits as is provided for by this Article shall be paid from the Contingency and Emergency Fund and such amounts as may...
  • § 143-166.5   Other benefits not affected
    None of the other benefits now provided for law‑enforcement officers, or other persons covered by this Article, or their dependents by the Workers' Compensation Act...
  • § 143-166.6   Awards exempt from taxes
    Any award made under the provisions of this Article shall be exempt from taxation by the State or any political subdivision. The Industrial Commission shall...
  • § 143-166.7   Applicability of Article
    The provisions of this Article shall apply and be in full force and effect with respect to any law‑enforcement officer, fireman, rescue squad worker or...
  • § 143-166.8 through 143-166.12   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 12B - Salary Continuation Plan for Certain State Law-Enforcement Officers.

Article 12C - Retirement Benefits for State Law-Enforcement Officers.

Article 12D - Separation Allowances for Law-Enforcement Officers.

Article 12E - Retirement Benefits for Local Governmental Law-Enforcement Officers.

Article 12F - Separate Insurance Benefits Plan For State And Local Governmental Law-Enforcement Officers.

Article 12G - Transfers of Assets of Law-Enforcement Officers' Retirement System to Other Retirement Systems.

Article 12H - Sheriffs' Supplemental Pension Fund Act of 1985.

  • § 143-166.80   Short title and purpose
    (a) This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Sheriffs' Supplemental Pension Fund Act of 1985". (b) The purpose of this Article...
  • § 143-166.81   Scope
    (a) This Article provides supplemental pension benefits for all county sheriffs who are retired from the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System or an equivalent locally...
  • § 143-166.82   Assets
    (a) On and after July 1, 1985, each Clerk of Superior Court shall remit to the Department of Justice the monthly receipts collected pursuant to...
  • § 143-166.83   Disbursements
    (a) Repealed by Session Laws 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 900, s. 54, effective January 1, 1993. (b) Immediately following January 1, 1993, and the...
  • § 143-166.84   Eligibility
    (a) Each county sheriff who has retired from the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System, and who has attained the age of 55 years or attained...
  • § 143-166.85   Benefits
    (a) An eligible retired sheriff shall be entitled to and receive an annual pension benefit, payable in equal monthly installments, equal to one share for...

Article 13 - Publications.

Article 14 - North Carolina Zoological Authority.

  • § 143-171 through 143-176.1   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1262, s. 85
  • § 143-177   Right to receive gifts
    In order to carry out the purposes of this Article, the Board is authorized to acquire by gift or will, absolutely or in trust, from...
  • § 143-177.1   North Carolina Zoological Park Fund
    All gifts made to the North Carolina Zoological Park for the purposes of this Article shall be exempt from every form of taxation including, but...
  • § 143-177.2   Cities and counties
    Cities and counties are hereby authorized to expend funds derived from nontax sources and to make gifts of surplus property, to assist in carrying out...
  • § 143-177.3   Sources of funds
    (a) It is the intent of this Article that the funds for the creation, establishment, construction, operation and maintenance of the North Carolina Zoological Park...

Article 15 - Council of State Governments.

Article 16 - Spanish-American War Relief Fund.

Article 17 - State Post-War Reserve Fund.

Article 18 - Rules and Regulations Filed with Secretary of State.

Article 19 - Roanoke Island Historical Association.

Article 19A - Governor Richard Caswell Memorial Commission.

Article 19B - Historic Swansboro Commission.

Article 19C - Outdoor Historical Dramas.

  • § 143-204.8   Allotments to outdoor historical dramas
    (a) Upon the application of an outdoor historical drama corporation or trust, approved by the Secretary of Cultural Resources, the Governor and the Council of...

Article 20 - Recreation Commission.

Article 21 - Water and Air Resources.

Article 21A - Oil Pollution and Hazardous Substances Control.

Article 21B - Air Pollution Control.

Article 22 - State Ports Authority.

Article 23 - Armories.

Article 23A - Stadium Authority.

Article 24 - Wildlife Resources Commission.

Article 25 - National Park, Parkway and Forests Development Commission.

Article 25A - Historic Sites Commission; Historic and Archeological Sites.

Article 25B - State Nature and Historic Preserve Dedication Act.

Article 26 - State Education Commission.

  • § 143-261   Appointment and membership; duties
    The Governor of North Carolina is hereby authorized to appoint a commission to be known as the State Education Commission, consisting of 18 members, six...
  • § 143-262   Organization meeting; election of officers; status of members
    After their appointment, the Commission shall meet in the office of the Governor of North Carolina not later than the fifteenth of May, 1947, and...
  • § 143-263   Comprehensive study of education problems
    This Commission shall make a comprehensive study of organization, administration, finance, teacher education, supervision, curriculum, standardization, consolidation, transportation, buildings, personnel, a merit rating system for...
  • § 143-264   Per diem and travel allowances
    Each member of the Commission shall be entitled to per diem and travel the same as is paid to the State Board of Education, when...
  • § 143-265   Salary of executive secretary
    The Commission is authorized to set the salary of a full‑ time executive secretary, with the approval of the Director of the Budget. (1947, c....
  • § 143-266   Powers of executive secretary
    The executive secretary of the Commission shall have the authority and power to subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance to testify and/or produce records at...

Article 27 - Settlement of Affairs of Certain Inoperative Boards and Agencies.

Article 28 - Communication Study Commission.

Article 29 - Commission to Study the Care of the Aged and Handicapped.

  • § 143-279   Establishment and designation of Commission
    A Commission is hereby established for the study of the problems relating to the care of the aged with especial reference to those failing mentally...
  • § 143-280   Membership
    The Commission shall consist of three members from the Department of Health and Human Services, one member from the boards of county commissioners, one county...
  • § 143-281   Appointment and removal of members
    The Governor shall appoint the members of this Commission, and may remove any member; he shall not be required to give any reason for the...
  • § 143-282   Duties of Commission; recommendations
    This Commission shall study the problems relating to the care of the aged with especial reference to those failing mentally and shall inquire into the...
  • § 143-283   Compensation
    The members of the Commission shall receive for each day in actual performance of duties under this Article, a per diem of seven dollars ($7.00),...

Article 29A - Governor's Council on Employment of the Handicapped.

Article 29B - Governor's Coordinating Council on Aging.

Article 29C - Youth Councils Act.

Article 29D - Manpower Council.

Article 30 - Nutbush Conservation Area.

Article 31 - Tort Claims against State Departments and Agencies.

Article 31A - Defense of State Employees, Medical Contractors and Local Sanitarians.

Article 31B - Defense of Public School Employees.

  • § 143-300.13   Definition of public school employee
    For the purpose of this Article, a public school employee is a person whose major responsibility is to teach or directly supervise teaching and who...
  • § 143-300.14   Defense of public school employees
    Except as provided in G.S. 143‑300.15, the State shall provide defense counsel for the employee against whom a claim is made or civil action is...
  • § 143-300.15   Refusal of defense
    The Attorney General may refuse to defend an employee for any of the reasons listed in G.S. 143‑300.4(a). (1979, c. 971, s. 2.)
  • § 143-300.16   Payment of judgments and settlement of claims
    (a) Any final judgment awarded against an employee in an action that meets the requirements of G.S. 143‑300.14, or any amount payable under a settlement...
  • § 143-300.17   Employee's obligation for attorney fees
    If any employee has been defended by the Attorney General, or if the State has provided private counsel for an employee, and judgment rendered on...
  • § 143-300.18   Protection is additional
    The protection to employees provided in this Article is in addition to any other protection provided in the General Statutes. (1979, c. 971, s. 2.)
  • § 143-300.19 through 143-300.29   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 31C - Service on Certification Entity.

Article 31D - State Employee Federal Remedy Restoration Act.

  • § 143-300.35   State Employee Federal Remedy Restoration Act
    (a) The sovereign immunity of the State is waived for the limited purpose of allowing State employees, except for those in exempt policy‑making positions designated...

Article 32 - Payroll Savings Plan for State Employees.

  • § 143-301   Authority of Governor
    The Governor may, with the approval of the Council of State, authorize any or all of the departments, institutions, and agencies of the State to...
  • § 143-302   Expenses
    Funds may be allotted out of the contingency and emergency appropriation to defray the necessary expenses incurred by departments, institutions and agencies financed out of...
  • § 143-303   Agreements of employees with heads of departments, etc
    Any of the employees of the State of North Carolina may voluntarily enter into written agreement with heads of the department or institution or agency...
  • § 143-304   Salary deductions and purchase of bonds authorized
    Upon the execution of such agreement by any State employee with the State department, institution or agency where employed, the department, institution or agency is...
  • § 143-305   Cancellation of agreements
    Such agreement may be cancelled by the employee executing the same upon giving written notice to the head of the department, institution or agency where...

Article 33 - Judicial Review of Decisions of Certain Administrative Agencies.

Article 33A - Rules of Evidence in Administrative Proceedings before State Agencies.

Article 33B - Meetings of Governmental Bodies.

Article 33C - Meetings of Public Bodies.

Article 34 - Local Affairs.

Article 35 - Youth Service Commission.

Article 36 - Department of Administration.

Article 36A - State Employee Incentive Bonus Program.

Article 37 - Salt Marsh Mosquito Control.

Article 37A - Marine Science Council.

Article 37B - Marine Resources Center Administrative Board.

Article 38 - Water Resources.

Article 39 - U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission.

Article 39A - Frying Pan Lightship Marine Museum Commission.

Article 40 - Advisory Commission for State Museum of Natural History.

Article 41 - Science and Technology Research Center.

Article 42 - Board of Science and Technology.

Article 43 - North Carolina Seashore Commission.

Article 44 - North Carolina Traffic Safety Authority.

Article 45 - North Carolina American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.

Article 46 - Governor's Committee on Law and Order.

Article 47 - Promotion of Arts.

  • § 143-403   "Arts" defined
    The term "arts" includes, but is not limited to: music, dance, drama, creative writing, architecture and allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, crafts, television, radio, and...
  • § 143-404 through 143-405   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 79
  • § 143-406   Duties of Department of Cultural Resources
    The Department of Cultural Resources shall take action to carry out the following purposes as funds and staff permit: (1) Study, collect, maintain, and otherwise...
  • § 143-407   Appropriations; funds
    In addition to the appropriations out of the general fund of the State, the Department may accept gifts, bequests, devises, matching funds, or other considerations...
  • § 143-407.1   Composer laureate
    (a) The Governor of North Carolina may appoint a distinguished living composer as "Composer‑Laureate for the State of North Carolina." (b) Any person appointed "Composer‑Laureate...
  • § 143-408   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 79

Article 47A - Art Works in State Buildings.

Article 48 - Executive Mansion.

Article 49 - North Carolina Human Relations Commission.

Article 49A - Equal Employment Practices.

  • § 143-422.1   Short title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the Equal Employment Practices Act. (1977, c. 726, s. 1.)
  • § 143-422.2   Legislative declaration
    It is the public policy of this State to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain and hold employment...
  • § 143-422.3   Investigations; conciliations
    The Human Relations Commission in the Department of Administration shall have the authority to receive charges of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pursuant...

Article 50 - Commission on the Status of Women.

Article 51 - Tobacco Museums.

  • § 143-429 through 143-430   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 116
  • § 143-431   Tobacco museums
    It shall be the duty of the Department of Cultural Resources to establish, supervise, manage and maintain the tobacco museums. The Department of Cultural Resources...
  • § 143-432   Location of museums
    One of the tobacco museums shall be located within Rockingham County at a site to be determined by the Department of Cultural Resources, and shall...

Article 51A - Tax Study Commission.

Article 51B - North Carolina Federal Tax Reform Allocation Committee.

  • § 143-433.6   Legislative Findings
      The General Assembly finds and determines that the Tax Reform Act of 1984 established a federal volume limitation upon the aggregate amount of "private...
  • § 143-433.7   North Carolina Federal Tax Reform Allocation Committee
      The North Carolina Federal Tax Reform Allocation Committee, hereinafter referred to as the "Committee", is hereby established. The Committee is a continuation of the...
  • § 143-433.8   Duties
      The Committee may perform the following duties: (1) Manage the allocation of tax exempt private activity bonds and low‑income housing credits and receive advice...
  • § 143-433.9   Allocation
    (a) To provide for the orderly and prompt issuance of private activity bonds there are hereby proclaimed formulas for allocating the unified volume limitation and...

Article 52 - Pesticide Board.

  • § 143-434   Short title
    This Article may be cited as the North Carolina Pesticide Law of 1971. (1971, c. 832, s. 1.)
  • § 143-435   Preamble
    (a) The Legislative Research Commission was directed by House Resolution 1392 of the 1969 General Assembly "to study agricultural and other pesticides," and to report...
  • § 143-436   North Carolina Pesticide Board; creation and organization
    (a) There is hereby established the North Carolina Pesticide Board which, together with the Commissioner of Agriculture, shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions...
  • § 143-437   Pesticide Board; functions
    The Pesticide Board shall be the governing board for the programs of pesticide management and control set forth in this Article. The Pesticide Board shall...
  • § 143-438   Commissioner of Agriculture to administer and enforce Article
    The Commissioner of Agriculture shall have the following powers and duties under this Article: (1) To administer and enforce the provisions of this Article. (2)...
  • § 143-439   Pesticide Advisory Committee; creation and functions
    (a) There is hereby authorized the establishment of the Pesticide Advisory Committee, which shall assist the Board and the Commissioner in an advisory capacity on...
  • § 143-440   Restricted use pesticides regulated
      (a) The Board may, by regulation after a public hearing, adopt and from time to time revise a list of restricted use pesticides for...
  • § 143-441   Handling, storage and disposal of pesticides
    (a) The Board may adopt regulations: (1) Concerning the handling, transport, storage (which may include security precautions), display or distribution of pesticides, and concerning the...
  • § 143-442   Registration
    (a) Every pesticide prior to being distributed, sold, or offered for sale within this State or delivered for transportation or transported in intrastate commerce or...
  • § 143-443   Miscellaneous prohibited acts
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute, sell, or offer for sale within this State or deliver for transportation or transport in...
  • § 143-444   Determinations
    The Board is authorized: (1) To declare as a pest any form of plant or animal life or virus which is injurious to plants, man,...
  • § 143-445   Exemptions
    (a) The penalties provided for violations of G.S. 143‑ 443(a) shall not apply to: (1) Any carrier while lawfully engaged in transporting pesticides within this...
  • § 143-446   Samples; submissions
      (a) The Board, or its agent, is authorized and directed to sample, test, inspect and make analyses of pesticides sold or offered for sale...
  • § 143-447   Emergency suspensions; seizures
    (a) The Board may order the summary suspension of the registration of a pesticide if it finds the suspension necessary to prevent an imminent hazard...
  • § 143-448   Licensing of pesticide dealers; fees
    (a) No person shall act in the capacity of a pesticide dealer, or shall engage or offer to engage in the business of, advertise as,...
  • § 143-449   Qualifications for pesticide dealer license; examinations
    (a) An applicant for a license must present evidence satisfactory to the Board concerning his qualifications for such license. (b) Each applicant shall satisfy the...
  • § 143-450   Employees of pesticide dealers; dealer's responsibility
      (a) Every licensed pesticide dealer shall submit to the Board, at such times as the Board or the Commissioner may prescribe, the names of...
  • § 143-451   Denial, suspension and revocation of license
    (a) The Board may deny, suspend, modify, or revoke a license issued under this Part if it finds that the applicant or licensee or his...
  • § 143-452   Licensing of pesticide applicators; fees
    (a) No person shall engage in the business of pesticide applicator within this State at any time unless he is licensed annually as a pesticide...
  • § 143-453   Qualifications for pesticide applicator's license; examinations
    (a) An applicant for a license must present satisfactory evidence to the Board concerning his qualifications for a pesticide applicator license. The contractor and each...
  • § 143-454   Solicitors, salesmen and operators; applicator's responsibility
    (a) Every licensed pesticide applicator shall submit to the Board, at such times as the Board or the Commissioner may prescribe, the names of all...
  • § 143-455   Pest control consultant license
    (a) No person shall perform services as a pest control consultant without first procuring from the Board a license. Applications for a consultant license shall...
  • § 143-456   Denial, suspension and revocation of license
    (a) The Board may deny, suspend, modify, or revoke a license issued under this Part if it finds that the applicant or licensee or his...
  • § 143-457   Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 592, s. 8
  • § 143-458   Rules and regulations concerning methods of application
    (a) The Board may adopt rules prescribing the method to be used in the application of pesticides and the times and places pesticides may be...
  • § 143-459   Reporting of shipments and volumes of pesticides
    Every person selling pesticides directly to the consumer shall file with the Board, in such manner and with such frequency as the Board may prescribe,...
  • § 143-460   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) The term "active ingredient" means a. In the case of a pesticide other than...
  • § 143-461   General powers of Board
    In addition to the specific powers prescribed elsewhere in this Article, and for the purpose of carrying out its duties, the Board shall have the...
  • § 143-462   Procedures for revocations and related actions affecting licenses
    In all proceedings, the effect of which would be to revoke, suspend, deny, or withhold renewal of a license issued under Part 3 or Part...
  • § 143-463   Adoption and publication of rules
    Chapter 150B of the General Statutes governs the adoption of rules under this Article and the publication of those rules. (1971, c. 832, s. 1;...
  • § 143-464   Procedures concerning registration of pesticides
    A denial, suspension, or cancellation of a registration of a pesticide shall be made in accordance with the procedures in Chapter 150B of the General...
  • § 143-465   Reciprocity; intergovernmental cooperation
    (a) The Board may issue any license required by this Article on a reciprocal basis with other states without examination to a nonresident who is...
  • § 143-466   Records; information; inspection; enforcement
    (a) The Board shall require licensees to maintain records with respect to the sale and application of such pesticides as it may from time to...
  • § 143-467   Financial responsibility
    (a) The Board may require from a licensee or an applicant for a license under this Article evidence of his financial ability to properly indemnify...
  • § 143-468   Disposition of fees and charges
    (a) Except as provided in G.S. 143‑469 and in subsection (b), all fees and charges received by the Board under this Article shall be credited...
  • § 143-469   Penalties
    (a) Any person who shall be adjudged to have violated any provision of this Article, or any regulation of the Board adopted pursuant to this...
  • § 143-470   Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 592, s. 13
  • § 143-470.1   Report of minor violations in discretion of Board or Commissioner
    Nothing in this Article shall be construed to require the Board or the Commissioner to initiate, or attempt to initiate, any criminal or administrative proceedings...

Article 53 - Commission for Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

Article 54 - North Carolina Council on State Goals and Policy Act.

Article 55 - The Southern Growth Policies Agreement.

  • § 143-490   Compact enacted into law
    The Southern Growth Policies Agreement is hereby enacted into law and entered into by this State with all other states legally joining therein in the...
  • § 143-491   Article I. Findings and Purposes
    (a) The party states find that the South has a sense of community based on common social, cultural and economic needs and fostered by a...
  • § 143-492   Article II. The Board
    (a) There is hereby created the Southern Growth Policies Board, hereinafter called "the Board." (b) The Board shall consist of five members from each party...
  • § 143-493   Article III. Powers
    (a) The Board shall prepare and keep current a statement of regional objectives, including recommended approaches to regional problems. The statement may also identify projects...
  • § 143-494   Article IV. Avoidance of Duplication
    (a) To avoid duplication of effort and in the interest of economy, the Board shall make use of existing studies, surveys, plans and data and...
  • § 143-495   Article V. Advisory Committees
    The Board shall establish a Local Governments Advisory Committee. In addition, the Board may establish advisory committees representative of subregions of the South, civic and...
  • § 143-496   Article VI. Internal Management of the Board
    (a) The members of the Board shall be entitled to one vote each. No action of the Board shall be binding unless taken at a...
  • § 143-497   Article VII. Finance
    (a) The Board shall advise the governor or designated officer or officers of each party state of its budget of estimated expenditures for such period...
  • § 143-498   Article VIII. Cooperation with the Federal Government and Other Governmental Entities
    Each party state is hereby authorized to participate in cooperative or joint planning undertakings with the federal government, and any appropriate agency or agencies thereof,...
  • § 143-499   Article IX. Subregional Activities
    The Board may undertake studies or investigations centering on the problems of one or more selected subareas within the region: Provided that in its judgment,...
  • § 143-500   Article X. Comprehensive Land Use Planning
    If any two or more contiguous party states desire to prepare a single or consolidated comprehensive land use plan, or a land use plan for...
  • § 143-501   Article XI. Compacts and Agencies Unaffected
    Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to: (1) Affect the powers or jurisdiction of any agency of a party state or any subdivision thereof....
  • § 143-502   Article XII. Eligible Parties; Entry into and Withdrawal
    (a) This Agreement shall have as eligible parties the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South...
  • § 143-503   Article XIII. Construction and Severability
    This Agreement shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The provisions of this Agreement shall be severable and if any phrase,...
  • § 143-504   Copies of bylaws and amendments to be filed
    Copies of bylaws and amendments to be filed pursuant to Article VI(j) of the Agreement shall be filed with chief state records‑ keeping agency. (1973,...
  • § 143-505   Continuance of states as parties
    Nothing contained in the Southern Growth Policies Agreement as enacted by this Article shall in any event be construed to terminate the participation of this...
  • § 143-506   Rights of State and local governments not restricted
    No section, Article, or provision contained herein shall be construed so as to prohibit, restrict or restrain the actions of any individual member state or...
  • § 143-506.1 through 143-506.5   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 55A - Balanced Growth Policy Act.

  • § 143-506.6   Title
    This Article shall be known as the North Carolina Balanced Growth Policy Act. (1979, c. 412, s. 1.)
  • § 143-506.7   Purposes
    The purposes of this Article are to declare as a policy that the State of North Carolina shall encourage economic progress and job opportunities throughout...
  • § 143-506.8   Declaration of State Balanced Growth Policy
    The General Assembly of North Carolina recognizes the importance of reaching a higher standard of living throughout North Carolina by maintaining a balance of people,...
  • § 143-506.9   Cooperation of agencies
    The General Assembly encourages, to the fullest extent possible, all State agencies to review their existing policies, procedures and regulations to bring them into conformity...
  • § 143-506.10   Designation of growth centers; achieving balanced growth
    It shall be the policy of the State of North Carolina to support the expansion of the State and to designate growth areas or centers...
  • § 143-506.11   Citizen participation
    The Governor shall establish a process of citizen participation that assures the expression of needs and aspirations of North Carolina's citizens in regard to the...
  • § 143-506.12   Policy areas
    The following program area guidelines shall become the policy for the State of North Carolina: (1) To encourage diversified job growth in different areas of...
  • § 143-506.13   Implementation of a State-local partnership
    The Governor, with the advice of the State Goals and Policy Board, shall establish a statewide policy‑setting process for Balanced Growth, in partnership with local...
  • § 143-506.14   North Carolina Office of Local Government Advocacy created; membership; terms; meetings; compensation; powers and duties; staff; cooperation by departments
    (a) There is established in the office of the Governor, the North Carolina Office of Local Government Advocacy. The Local Government Advocacy Council, created by...

Article 55B - North Carolina Commission on Jobs and Economic Growth.

Article 56 - Emergency Medical Services Act of 1973.

Article 57 - Crime Study Commission.

Article 58 - Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

  • § 143-532   Definitions
    For the purposes of this Article: (1) The term "inaugural period" means the period which includes the day on which the ceremony inaugurating the Governor...
  • § 143-533   Creation, appointment of members; members ex officio
    There is hereby created a Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to consist of three representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, (or a...
  • § 143-534   Time of appointments; terms of office
    Appointments to the Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies shall be made on or before July 1 of years in which there is an election of the...
  • § 143-535   Vacancies
    Vacancies in the appointive membership of the Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies occurring during a term shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment by...
  • § 143-536   Chairman; rules of procedure; quorum
    At its first meeting the Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies shall, by majority vote, elect a chairman from within the Committee membership. There shall also be...
  • § 143-537   Meetings
    The first meeting of the Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies shall be held during the inaugural planning period at the call of the President of the...
  • § 143-538   Powers and duties
    During the inaugural planning period the Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies shall plan and sponsor official parades, swearing‑ in ceremonies and other formal occasions connected with...
  • § 143-539   Offices; per diem and allowances of members; payments from appropriations
    The Department of Administration shall provide office space to the Committee. The members of the Committee, including ex officio members, shall be paid such per...
  • § 143-540 through 143-544   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 59 - Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Article 60 - State and Certain Local Educational Entity Employees, Nonsalaried Public Officials, and Legislators Required to Repay Money Owed to State.

  • § 143-552   Definitions
    As used in this Part: (1) "Employing entity" means and includes: a. Any State entity enumerated in G.S. 143B‑3 of the Executive Organization Act of...
  • § 143-553   Conditional continuing employment; notification among employing entities; repayment election
    (a) All persons employed by an employing entity as defined by this Part who owe money to the State and whose salaries are paid in...
  • § 143-554   Right of employee appeal
      (a) Any employee or former employee of an employing entity within the meaning of G.S. 143‑552(1)a whose employment is terminated pursuant to the provisions...
  • § 143-555   Definitions
      As used in this Part: (1) "Appointing authority" means the Governor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, President...
  • § 143-556   Notification of the appointing authority; investigation
    Whenever a representative of an employing entity as defined by this Part has knowledge that a public official owes money to the State and is...
  • § 143-557   Conditional continuing appointment; repayment election
    If after investigation under the terms of this Part an appointing authority determines the existence of a delinquent monetary obligation owed to the State by...
  • § 143-558   Definition of employing entity
    For the purposes of this Part "employing entity" shall have the same meaning as provided in G.S. 143‑552(1) and 143‑555(2). (1979, c. 864, s. 1.)
  • § 143-559   Notification to the Legislative Ethics Committee; investigation
    Whenever a representative of any employing entity as defined by this Part has knowledge that a legislator owes money to the State and is delinquent...
  • § 143-560   Confidentiality exemption
    Notwithstanding the provisions of any law of this State making confidential the contents of any records or prohibiting the release or disclosure of any information,...
  • § 143-561   Preservation of federal funds
    Nothing in this Article is intended to conflict with any provision of federal law or to result in the loss of federal funds. If the...
  • § 143-562   Applicability of a statute of limitations
    Payments on obligations to the State collected under the procedures established by this Article shall not be construed to revive obligations or any part thereof...

Article 61 - Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.

  • § 143-563 through 143-570   Expired

Article 62 - North Carolina Child Fatality Prevention System.

Article 63 - State Employees Workplace Requirements Program for Safety and Health.

  • § 143-580   Definition
    As used in this Article, "State agency" means any department, commission, division, board, or institution of the State within the executive branch of government and...
  • § 143-581   Program goals
    Each State agency shall establish a written program for State employee workplace safety and health. The program shall promote safe and healthful working conditions and...
  • § 143-582   Program requirements
    The written program required under this Article shall describe at a minimum: (1) The methods to be used to identify, analyze, and control new or...
  • § 143-583   Model program; technical assistance; reports
    (a) The State Personnel Commission, through the Office of State Personnel, shall: (1) Maintain a model program of safety and health requirements to guide State...
  • § 143-584   State agency safety and health committees
    Each State agency shall create, pursuant to guidelines adopted under subsection (a) of G.S. 143‑583, safety and health committees to perform workplace inspections, review injury...
  • § 143-585 through 143-588   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 143-589   Legislative and judicial branch safety and health programs
    The Legislative Services Commission and the Administrative Office of the Courts are authorized to separately establish safety and health programs for their employees. (1991 (Reg....
  • § 143-590 through 143-594   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 64 - Smoking in Public Places.

  • § 143-595   Legislative intent
    It is the intent of the General Assembly to address the needs and concerns of both smokers and nonsmokers in public places by providing for...
  • § 143-596   Definitions
    As used in this Article, unless the context clearly provides otherwise: (1) Constituent institution. As defined in G.S. 116‑2(4) and G.S. 116‑4. (1a) Grounds. The...
  • § 143-597   Nonsmoking areas in State-controlled buildings
    (a) All of the following areas may be designated as nonsmoking in buildings owned, leased, or occupied by State government: (1) Any library open to...
  • § 143-598   Prohibited acts related to nonsmoking areas
    (a) No person shall smoke in a nonsmoking area in a State‑controlled building or area pursuant to G.S. 143‑597. (b) Any person who continues to...
  • § 143-599   Exemptions
    All of the following facilities shall be exempt from the provisions of this Article: (1) Any primary or secondary school or child care center, except...
  • § 143-600   Construction of Article
    Nothing in this Article shall be construed to permit smoking in any area where smoking is prohibited by any other law or rule for fire...
  • § 143-601   Applicability of Article; local government may enact
    (a) This Article shall not supersede nor prohibit the enactment or enforcement of any otherwise valid local law, rule, or ordinance enacted prior to October...
  • § 143-602 through 143-609   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 65 - Medical Education and Primary Care.

Article 66 - Health Care Purchasing Alliance Act.

Article 67 - First Flight Centennial Commission.

Article 68 - Regulation of Boxing.

Article 69 - Criminal Justice Information Network Governing Board.

Article 70 - Adopt-A-Beach Program.

Article 71 - North Carolina Postal History Commission.

Article 72 - Commission on Children With Special Health Care Needs.

Article 73 - Reserved.

Article 74 - North Carolina Government Competition Act.

Article 75 - Tobacco Trust Fund.

  • § 143-715   Policy; purpose
    The General Assembly finds: (1) For many years, the State and its prosperity have been supported by its agricultural economy and particularly by the tobacco‑related...
  • § 143-716   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Commission. The Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. (2) Compensatory programs. Programs developed by the Commission to identify, locate,...
  • § 143-717   Commission
    (a) Creation. The Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is created. The Commission shall be administratively located within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services but shall...
  • § 143-718   Powers and duties
    The Commission shall have the following powers and duties: (1) To administer the provisions of this Article. (2) To develop compensatory programs and qualified agriculture...
  • § 143-719   Tobacco Trust Fund; creation; investment; priority use
    (a) Fund Established. The Tobacco Trust Fund is established in the Office of the State Treasurer. The Fund shall be used for the purposes provided...
  • § 143-720   Benefits and administration of Fund for compensatory programs
    (a) Funds held in the Fund may be expended on compensatory programs as provided in this section. (b) The Fund may provide direct and indirect...
  • § 143-721   Benefits and administration of Fund for qualified agricultural programs
    (a) Funds held in the Fund may be expended on qualified agricultural programs as provided in this section. (b) In implementing qualified agricultural programs, the...
  • § 143-722   Reporting
    (a) The chair of the Commission shall report each year by November 1 to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the chairs of...
  • § 143-723   Open meetings; public records; audit
    The Open Meetings Law (Article 33 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes) and the Public Records Act (Chapter 132 of the General Statutes) shall...
  • § 143-724   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 76 - North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council.

Article 77 - Managed Care Patient Assistance Program.

  • § 143-730   Managed Care Patient Assistance Program
    (a) The Office of Managed Care Patient Assistance Program is established in an existing State agency or department designated by the Governor. The Director of...

Article 78 - Commission on State Property.

Article 79 - Internal Auditing.

  • § 143-745   Definitions; intent; applicability
    (a) For the purposes of this section: (1) "Agency head" means the Governor, a Council of State member, a cabinet secretary, the Chief Justice of...
  • § 143-746   Internal auditing required
    (a) Requirements. A State agency shall establish a program of internal auditing that: (1) Implements an effective system of internal controls that safeguards public funds...
  • § 143-747   Council of Internal Auditing
    (a) The Council of Internal Auditing is created, consisting of the following members: (1) The State Controller who shall serve as Chair. (2) The State...