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  • Summary date: Sep 9 2021 - View Summary

    AN ACT RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF OF SWAIN COUNTY. SL 2021-141. Enacted September 9, 2021. Effective September 9, 2021.

  • Summary date: Aug 25 2021 - View Summary

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Makes technical changes to GS 162-5.1 by incorporating to the statute changes that were previously made by SL 2021-107.

  • Summary date: Feb 24 2021 - View Summary

    Amends GS 162-5.1 by adding Swain County to the scope of the statute, requiring that vacancies in the office of sheriff be filled as follows. Requires the county's coroner to execute all process directed to the sheriff until the board elects a sheriff to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term. Sets out the qualification requirements and the process by which the board must select the replacement. Provides that if the office of coroner has been abolished, the chief deputy sheriff, or if there is no chief deputy, then the senior deputy in years of service, is to perform all the sheriff's duties until the county commissioners appoint a person to fill the unexpired term.