North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 147 State Officers

Article 1 - Classification and General Provisions.

  • § 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 either...
  • § 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 of...
  • § 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 for...
  • § 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, an...
  • § 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 him...

Article 2 - Expenses of State Officers and State Departments.

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

  • § 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 a...
  • § 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 be...
  • § 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 chief...

Article 3 - The Governor.

Article 3A - Emergency War Powers of Governor.

  • § 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.)
  • § 147-33.2   Emergency war powers of the Governor
    Upon his own initiative, or on the request or recommendation of the President of the United States, the army, navy or any other branch of...
  • § 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 after...
  • § 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, nor...
  • § 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 matter...
  • § 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.)
  • § 147-33.7 through 147-33.11   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 3B - North Carolina Housing Commission.

Article 3C - Office of Juvenile Justice.

Article 3D - State Information Technology Services.

Article 4 - Secretary of State.

Article 4A - Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission.

  • § 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 of...
  • § 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 shall...
  • § 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 voted...

Article 4B - Business License Information Office.

Article 4C - Executive Branch Lobbying.

Article 5 - Auditor.

Article 5A - Auditor.

  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 State...
  • § 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, activities, and...
  • § 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 Legislative Commission...
  • § 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) The...
  • § 147-64.6A   Audit of community colleges
    The State Auditor, within funds available to his Department, shall audit the Community Colleges and Technical Institutes so that all 58 institutions are audited no...
  • § 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 and copy...
  • § 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 report...
  • § 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 Governor...
  • § 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 an...
  • § 147-64.10   Powers of appointment
    The Auditor may, subject to the provisions of the State Personnel Act, appoint all employees necessary to perform the duties and functions assigned to him...
  • § 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 made...
  • § 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, serve...
  • § 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 the...
  • § 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 shall...

Article 6 - Treasurer.

Article 6A - Cash Management.

Article 6B - Statewide Accounts Receivable Program.

  • § 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 State and...
  • § 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 shall...
  • § 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 of the...
  • § 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 receivable...
  • § 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 available...
  • § 147-86.25   Setoff debt collection
    The State Controller shall implement a statewide setoff debt collection program to provide for collection of accounts receivable that have been written off. The statewide...
  • § 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 by...
  • § 147-86.27   Rules
    A State agency may adopt rules to implement this Article. (1993, c. 512, s. 1.)
  • § 147-86.28   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 147-86.29   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 6C - Health and Wellness Trust Fund.

Article 6D - Sudan (Darfur) Divestment Act.

  • § 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, Secretary...
  • § 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) "Business...
  • § 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 Public...
  • § 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) Engagement. (1)...
  • § 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, the...
  • § 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 genocide...
  • § 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 Fund...
  • § 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 certain...
  • § 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 are...

Article 7 - Secretary of Revenue.

Article 8 - District Attorneys.