Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the proposed language in Section 1 of SL 1969-1170 to prohibit the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners from approving the exercise of powers or authority by a municipality's police officers in an unincorporated area of the county if the area is in another municipality's extraterritorial planning jurisdiction (was, if the area is in another municipality's sphere of influence or extraterritorial planning jurisdiction), unless the governing body of the other municipality consents in writing.
Also adds that nothing in the section restricts or prohibits the Sheriff of Mecklenburg County from exercising the powers and authority of the Sheriff's Office.
Bill S 879 (2015-2016)Summary date: Jun 21 2016 - View summary
Bill S 879 (2015-2016)Summary date: May 17 2016 - View summary
Identical to H 1128 filed 5/17/16.
Adds specified property, referenced by county tax parcel identification number, to the corporate limits of the Town of Cornelius. Effective June 30, 2016.
Amends Section 1 of SL 1969-1170 to allow the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners (BOC) to authorize the police departments of the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville to exercise general policing power throughout the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County, as designated by the Board of Commissioners. Provides that officers will have the same privileges and immunities in this extended jurisdiction as in their respective municipality, as long as the municipality and Mecklenburg County enter into an agreement setting forth guidelines and procedures for implementation of this act. Provides that the BOC cannot approve this extended exercise of power and authority to unincorporated areas of the county that fall within the sphere of influence or extraterritorial jurisdiction of another municipality, unless such a municipality consents in writing. Clarifies that nothing in this section restricts or prohibits the authority already granted to the police officers of the City of Charlotte over unincorporated areas of the county as it stands on or before the date this act becomes effective. Makes conforming and clarifying changes.