NAVIGABLE WATERS/MANTEO/HYDE (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 429 (Local) Filed Thursday, March 21, 2019
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MANTEO TO REGULATE NAVIGABLE WATERS WITHIN ITS CORPORATE LIMITS AND ADDING CERTAIN DESCRIBED NAVIGABLE WATERS TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF MANTEO FOR THAT PURPOSE AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF HYDE TO REGULATE CERTAIN NAVIGABLE WATERS WITHIN THAT COUNTY.
Intro. by Hanig.

Status: Ch. SL 2019-108 (Jul 11 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MANTEO TO REGULATE NAVIGABLE WATERS WITHIN ITS CORPORATE LIMITS AND ADDING CERTAIN DESCRIBED NAVIGABLE WATERS TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF MANTEO FOR THAT PURPOSE.

H 429/S.L. 2019-108

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 11 2019 - More information

    AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MANTEO TO REGULATE NAVIGABLE WATERS WITHIN ITS CORPORATE LIMITS AND ADDING CERTAIN DESCRIBED NAVIGABLE WATERS TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF MANTEO FOR THAT PURPOSE AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF HYDE TO REGULATE CERTAIN NAVIGABLE WATERS WITHIN THAT COUNTY. SL 2019-108. Enacted July 11, 2019. Effective July 1, 2019.


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2019 - More information

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

    Clarifies in Section 3, which empowers Hyde County to make, adopt, and enforce ordinances for the navigable waters in Silver Lake as to the five specified topics, to clarify that duly sworn law enforcement officers of the county (was, municipality) have the authority to enforce those ordinances. 


  • Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - More information

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

    Changes the act's long and short titles.

    Modifies the proposed authority granted to Manteo to make, adopt, and enforce ordinances for the navigable waters within its municipal limits as to certain activities. Now more specifically authorizes ordinances as to restrict the anchoring and mooring of boats and vessels as to location and generally to regulate the anchoring and mooring of vessels within the navigable waters within the municipal limits of the municipality (was, within its navigable waters). Removes from the authorization ordinances which make reasonable rules and regulations for the safe and proper use of the navigable waters within the municipal limits of the municipality for fishermen. Makes technical changes to refer to local ordinances adopted under the authority of the act consistently throughout rather than ordinances adopted by the municipality under the authority of the act, municipal ordinances, and ordinances adopted by the city under the act.

    Adds new Section 3 to grant the same authority to Hyde County concerning the navigable waters in Silver Lake that are within its jurisdiction, as that granted to Manteo in Section 1 of the act, as amended. Provides for the enforcement for county ordinances adopted under the act in accordance with GS 153A-123 (concerning enforcement of county ordinances, rather than GS 160A-175 regarding city ordinances as provided in Manteo's authorizations). Applicable only to the described navigable waters in Hyde County known as Silver Lake. Provides for identical conflict of law and enforcement provisions as those accompanying the authorizations for the Town of Manteo in Section 1.


  • Summary date: Mar 21 2019 - More information

    Substantively identical to S 215, filed 3/11/19.

    Authorizes Manteo to make, adopt, and enforce ordinances for the navigable waters within its municipal limits as to: (1) operation of boats and vessels and types of activities conducted on the navigable waters within the Manteo municipal limits; (2) restricting the anchoring and mooring of boats and vessels as to location and generally regulating the anchoring and mooring of vessels within its navigable waters; (3) placing and maintaining channel aids and markers, anchoring aids and markers, and navigational aids and markers in conformity with the US Aids to Navigation System and the rules of the Wildlife Resources Commission as adopted for use on the waters of the state; (4) making all reasonable rules and regulations as it deems necessary for the safe and proper use of the navigable waters within Manteo's municipal limits; (5) providing for the enforcement of ordinances adopted by Manteo under this act. State or federal rules or regulations supersede the city ordinance in the event of a conflict. Gives duly sworn law enforcement officers of the city the authority to enforce ordinances adopted under this act. 

    Adds the described property, which includes navigable waters, to Manteo's corporate limits and exempts it from taxation by Manteo.

    Effective July 1, 2019.


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