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Senate Bill 221 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 10, 2021
AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR CONTINUANCES FOR CERTAIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PROCEEDINGS WHERE ONE OR MORE PARTIES TO THE PROCEEDING DO NOT CONSENT TO A VIRTUAL MEETING.
Intro. by Woodard, Murdock.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (May 12 2021)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Original title was AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR CONTINUANCES FOR CERTAIN DURHAM COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PROCEEDINGS WHERE ONE OR MORE PARTIES TO THE PROCEEDING DO NOT CONSENT TO A VIRTUAL MEETING.

Bill History:

S 221

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 12 2021 - More information

    Senate amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Expands the scope of the act so that it is also applicable to Orange County, Wake County, Winston-Salem, Fuquay-Varina, and Holly Springs, in addition to the already included Durham County. Makes conforming changes, including amending the act's titles. 


  • Summary date: May 10 2021 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Applicable to Durham County only, amends the proposed changes to GS 166A-19.24 to now require a quasi-judicial proceeding by the county Board of Adjustment, authorized to be held remotely pursuant to the statute subject to due process and notice requirements, to be continued if one or more persons who have standing to participate in the hearing do not consent to the remote hearing, with the hearing now required to be continued until such time that the full Board of Adjustment is able to meet in person or until the next regularly scheduled remote meeting or remote emergency meeting of the Durham Board of Adjustment (was, continued until the sooner of 30 days or when the Board of Adjustment is able to meet in person). 


  • Summary date: Mar 10 2021 - More information

    Applicable to Durham County only, amends GS 166A-19.24, which authorizes remote meetings of a public body during a declaration of emergency by the Governor or the NCGA. Adds a new subsection to require a quasi-judicial proceeding by the county Board of Adjustment, authorized to be held remotely pursuant to the statute subject to due process and notice requirements, to be continued if one or more persons who have standing to participate in the hearing do not consent to the remote hearing. Requires that the hearing be continued until the sooner of 30 days or when the Board of Adjustment is able to meet in person. Applies to proceedings initiated on or after the date the act becomes law. 


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