Bill Summary for H 214 (2011-2012)

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Mar 2 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 214 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 2, 2011
TO ESTABLISH THE COMMON BOUNDARY BETWEEN ALAMANCE COUNTY AND ORANGE COUNTY SUBSEQUENT TO THE 2010/2011 RESURVEYS OF THE TRANSITIONED PROPERTIES AS AUTHORIZED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY SESSION LAW 2010-61 ENABLING THE CHANGES IN THE HISTORIC ORANGE COUNTY/ALAMANCE COUNTY BOUNDARY LINE AS DESCRIBED IN THE 1849 SURVEY ESTABLISHING ALAMANCE COUNTY, AND TO AMEND SOME SECTIONS OF SESSION LAW 2010-61.
Intro. by Ingle, Bordsen, Insko, Faison.

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Provides background on the boundary line survey and resulting agreement between Alamance County and Orange County.
Amends Section 3 of SL 2010-61 to allow Alamance and Orange counties to maintain the current taxing, elections, education, and other government functions until July 1, 2012 (was, 2011).
Amends Section 4 of SL 2010-61 to direct all papers, documents, and instruments required or permitted to be filled or registered, involving residents and property affected by the resurvey of the boundary line to be recorded in the county to which the property has been reassigned by this act (previously, to which the property has been annexed), on and after January 1, 2012 (was, on and after July 1, 2011). Deletes provisions of Section 4(c) in SL 2010-61, which detail taxation terms and conditions for the adjoining counties, and replaces with a new, similar Section 4(c), to extend applicable dates, as detailed. States that no cause of action involving persons or property located in areas affected by the resurvey that is pending on July 1, 2012 (was, 2011) will be abated, and will continue in the appropriate adjoining county. Also prohibits a defense to a criminal act that alleges a lack of jurisdiction due to the boundary line adjustment, regardless of when the criminal act allegedly occurred. Amends the effective date to July 1, 2012, for revised jury lists.
Details relief granted to any property taxed by both counties on or after January 1, 2007. Provides additional details on affected properties and property owners, and requirements for taxing authorities.
Amends Section 6 of SL 2010-61 to allow any child who was a resident of any area reassigned by this act on the date of enactment (was, annexed by the act) and who was a student in the Orange County or Alamance County school system during the 2010-11 or 2011-12 school year to attend school in the same school system as their siblings (was, in the same system previously attended).
Releases the counties from any liability resulting from the uncertain boundary line.
Amends Section 8 of SL 2010-61 to state that the counties will not be responsible for the resurvey costs; however, the transitioned property owners will be responsible.
States that this act controls if in conflict with SL 2010-61.
Provides that any boundary line between the counties previously surveyed, recognized, adopted, described, utilized, or ratified is modified as specified in this act.
Adopts the official boundary line between Alamance County and Orange County, as described and approved by the Alamance County Board of Commissioners on December 6, 2010, and by the Orange County Board of Commissioners on December 14, 2010. Directs the remaining 9% not described and approved to be resurveyed under local legislation.

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