AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE ANNUAL AUDIT OF UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT PREVIOUSLY THE SUBJECT OF AN AUDIT BY THE STATE AUDITOR, TO REQUIRE GARNISHMENT OF CERTAIN MONIES OWED TO AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF A UNIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN CERTAIN INSTANCES, TO PROVIDE IT IS A CRIME FOR AN ELECTED OFFICIAL TO MISUSE THE ELECTED OFFICE FOR PERSONAL FINANCIAL GAIN, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC OFFICER ALSO SERVING ON A NONPROFIT BOARD SHALL NOT ENGAGE IN SELF-DEALING WITH REGARD TO AWARD OF PUBLIC AGENCY CONTRACTS TO THAT NONPROFIT.
House committee substitute amends the 2nd edition as follows.
Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 153A-28, concerning counties, and GS 160A-64.1, concerning cities, authorizing the garnishment of compensation paid to any chair or other board of commissioners member, or the mayor or city council members, respectively, to collect any unpaid monies due to the county/city for county/city services until such debt is paid in full as specified. Now provides that the changes apply to any compensation paid under these statutes on or after the date the act becomes law (was, July 1, 2021).
In Section 4 of the act, corrects the number of proposed GS 14-234.2 (Local public officials participating in contracts benefiting nonprofits with which associated) to GS 14-234.3.