Enacts new GS 160A-81.2 (cities) and new GS 153A-52.2 (counties) to allow cities and counties to adopt ordinances providing that any notice of a public hearing the local government is required by law to publish or advertise may be published by electronic means, including on the local government’s website, as specified. Requires the local government to file a copy of any notice published by electronic means in the notice book. Specifies that these ordinances will not supersede any state law or local act requiring notice by mail to certain persons or signage.
Enacts new GS 160A-78.1 and GS 153A-48.1 to require the local government to file a true copy of each published notice in a notice book separate from the ordinance book or minute book in the designated office.
Amends GS 159-1(b)(5) to make a conforming change to the definition for publish in the Local Government Finance Act. Repeals SL 2003-81, 2003-161, 2007-86, and 2008-5 (providing for electronic notice in several local governments), but specifies that any ordinance adopted under those acts remains valid until amended or repealed.
Effective October 1, 2011.
Bill Summaries: S773 (2011-2012 Session)
Bill S 773 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 20 2011 - View summary