North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 162B Continuity of Local Government in Emergency

Article 1 - In General.

  • § 162B-1   Designated emergency location of government
    The governing body of each political subdivision of this State is hereby authorized to designate by ordinance, resolution or other manner, alternate sites or places,...
  • § 162B-2   Emergency meetings
    Whenever the Governor and Council of State acting together declare an emergency to exist by reason of actual or impending hostile attack upon the State...
  • § 162B-3   Emergency public business; nature and conduct
    Whenever the public business of any political subdivision is being conducted at a designated emergency location outside the territorial limits thereof, the members of the...
  • § 162B-4   Provisions of Article control over local law
    The provisions of this Article shall be effective in the event it shall be employed notwithstanding any statutory, charter or ordinance provision to the contrary...

Article 2 - Emergency Interim Succession to Local Offices.

  • § 162B-5   Short title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the North Carolina "Emergency Interim Local Government Executive Succession Act of 1959." (1959, c. 314,...
  • § 162B-6   Policy and purpose
    Because of the existing possibility of attack upon the State of North Carolina of unprecedented size and destructiveness, and in order, in the event of...
  • § 162B-7   Definitions
    Unless otherwise clearly required by the context, as used in this Article: (1) "Attack" means any attack or series of attacks by an enemy of...
  • § 162B-8   Enabling authority for emergency interim successors for local offices
    With respect to local offices for which the governing bodies of cities, towns, townships, and counties may enact resolutions or ordinances relative to the manner...
  • § 162B-9   Emergency interim successors for local officers
    The provisions of this section shall be applicable to officers of political subdivisions (including, but not limited to counties, cities, towns and townships as well...
  • § 162B-10   Formalities of taking office
    At the time of their assumption of office, emergency interim successors shall take such oath as may be required for them to exercise the powers...
  • § 162B-11   Period in which authority may be exercised
    Emergency interim successors, authorized to act pursuant to this Article, are empowered to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of an office as herein...
  • § 162B-12   Removal of designees
    Until such time as the persons designated as emergency interim successors are authorized to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of an office in...
  • § 162B-13   Disputes
    Any dispute concerning a question of fact arising under this Article with respect to an office in any political subdivision shall be adjudicated by the...