CARTERET CO. BD. OF EDUC. DISTRICTS. (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 796 (Local) Filed Tuesday, May 19, 2020
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISTRICTS AND ELECTION METHODS FOR THE CARTERET COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ARE THE SAME AS THOSE FOR THE CARTERET COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.
Intro. by Sanderson.

Status: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 20 2020)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT TO CLARIFY AND EXPAND THE AUTHORITY OF CRAVEN COUNTY TO REGULATE AND ENFORCE LAWS IN CERTAIN WATERS WITHIN AND ADJACENT TO FAIRFIELD HARBOUR.

S 796/S.L. 2020-34

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 24 2020 - More information

    AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISTRICTS AND ELECTION METHODS FOR THE CARTERET COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ARE THE SAME AS THOSE FOR THE CARTERET COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. SL 2020-34. Enacted June 24, 2020. Effective June 24, 2020.


  • Summary date: Jun 18 2020 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Deletes the entire 2nd edition and adds the following new provisions to make the districts and election methods for the Carteret County Board of Education the same as those for the Carteret County Board of Commissioners.

    Section 1 repeals Section 5(b) of SL 1997-389 (the repealed section previously established Carteret County Board of Education election districts).

    Section 2 amends Section 5(d) of SL 1997-389, as amended by SL 2017-78, to provide that the members of the Carteret County Board of Education are to be elected from the same districts established for the Carteret County Board of Commissioners however those districts are determined by the county.  Requires partisan elections for Board of Education members in each even-numbered year as terms expire in the same manner as elections of Board of Commissioners.

    Section 3 requires districts of Board of Education members to align with those established for Board of Commissioners notwithstanding GS 115C-37(i).

    Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.


  • Summary date: May 27 2020 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Prohibits Craven County from adopting or extending an ordinance to apply to the Fairfield Harbour waters that would create a new criminal offense or otherwise subject a person to criminal penalties.


  • Summary date: May 19 2020 - More information

    Sets out the purpose of the act.

    Allows Craven County to adopt ordinances and extend applicable County ordinances so that the ordinances have full force and effect in the Fairfield Harbour waters, subject to the limitation that if any ordinance adopted by the County conflicts with a rule or statute adopted a by State or federal agency, then the State or federal rule or statute prevails over the County ordinance to the extent of the conflict. Prohibits adopting or extending an ordinance to apply to the Fairfield Harbour waters that would interfere or limit public trust rights of the people of the State or legal rights of access to such public trust areas in any way. Defines Fairfield Harbour waters

    Gives Craven County law enforcement officers, in addition to their authority within the land area of Fairfield Harbour, authority to enforce ordinances adopted or extended under this act, subject to the limitations of their subject matter jurisdiction and any existing enforcement authority in those areas held by State or federal agencies. Also allows Craven County to also enter into enforcement and mutual aid agreements with State and federal agencies to cooperatively enforce navigation, boating, water safety, resource protection, recreation, access, and public safety laws and regulations.

    Allows Craven County to hire or appoint one or more harbor masters. Gives the harbor master and other officers hired or appointed under this act powers to patrol and enforce the laws in Fairfield Harbour waters and the adjacent shoreline and set out additional powers given to the harbor master and other hired officers. 


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