Bill Summary for H 740 (2017-2018)
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AN ACT TO MODIFY THE NAME OF SEARCH AND RESCUE SERVICES, TO ALLOW THE NORTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY TO RATIFY RESULTS OF COUNTY BOUNDARY RESURVEYS, AND TO CLARIFY THAT PROTECTIVE RIDGELINE MAPS ARE HOUSED WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY RATHER THAN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.Intro. by McNeill, R. Turner.
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Amends GS Chapter 166A, Article 6. Renames the Article "North Carolina Search and Rescue."
Amends GS 166A-65 to replace the termurban search and rescue team withsearch and rescue team, which has the same definition under the article with the wordurban removed from it.
Amends GS 166A-66. Amends the caption to read "North Carolina Search and Rescue Program." Directs the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety to include memorandums of understanding and agreement in the program for search and rescue established under that statute's authority.
Makes conforming changes throughout the Article.
Amends GS 153A-18 (Uncertain or disputed boundary). Directs the North Carolina Geodetic Survey on a cooperative basis to assist counties in defining and monumenting the location of an uncertain or disputed boundary, upon receiving written request from all counties adjacent to the uncertain or disputed boundary. Provides that if the requesting counties have not ratified a survey plat submitted by NCGS within one year of receiving the map survey plat, the plat becomes conclusive as to the location of the boundary, and will be recorded with the register of deeds of each affected county, and the Secretary of State's office. Requires the chief of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey to notify affected parties in writing of that action. Requires counties establishing a boundary between them to define the boundaries by natural monuments. The use of base maps prepared from orthophotography may be used if the natural monuments are visible, which base maps show the monuments of the National Geodetic Survey and North Carolina Coordinate System. Requires the orthophotography to be prepared in compliance with the State's adopted orthophotography standard. Makes conforming changes. Effective when the act becomes law.
Amends GS 113A-212 to require maps, drawings, or documents showing protected mountain ridges to be filed with the office of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey (currently, Secretary of Environmental Quality's office). Effective when the act becomes law.
Except as otherwise provided, effective July 1, 2017.