GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2017-13
SENATE BILL 37
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE ROANOKE ISLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Chapter 246 of the Public‑Local Laws of 1937 reads as rewritten:
"AN ACT TO CREATE A FIRE DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF LEVYING TAXES THEREIN CONSISTING OF ROANOKE ISLAND OUTSIDE OF MANTEO AND AUTHORIZING COOPERATION WITH MANTEO IN FIRE PROTECTION.
"SECTION 3. That the
Board of Commissioners of Dare County are authorized, empowered and directed to
cause to be paid over to the
governing authorities of the Town of Manteo Roanoke
Island Volunteer Fire Department or its successor all of the proceeds of
taxes so levied and collected under the authority of this Act, and said taxes
so levied and collected shall be used exclusively for said purpose.
the governing authorities of the Town of Manteo are That the Roanoke
Island Volunteer Fire Department or its successor is authorized and
empowered to receive the funds collected from taxes levied as aforesaid and use
said funds exclusively for the purpose of providing fire equipment, maintaining
same, and providing fire protection within the fire district herein organized,
or using the same in conjunction with taxes levied and collected by the Town of
Manteo and used for maintaining its fire department. The Town of Manteo Roanoke
Island Volunteer Fire Department or its successor is hereby fully
authorized and empowered to provide fire protection within the said fire
district and make provision for the purchase of suitable firefighting
equipment, which may be necessary for providing reasonable fire protection
within said territory. Firefighting equipment purchased by funds from taxation
within said district shall remain the property of the said district and shall
be plainly designated by proper markings thereon indicating ownership thereof,
but same shall be and remain in the custody and control of the Town of
Manteo Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department or its successor for
use by its the fire department which shall serve jointly the Town
of Manteo and said fire district.
governing authorities of the Town of Manteo The Roanoke Island Volunteer
Fire Department or its successor shall annually on or before the first day
of June in each year, make a report to the Board of Commissioners of Dare
County, giving full information as to funds received from the taxes herein levied
and the use and application thereof, and shall at the same time furnish to the
said Board of Commissioners of Dare County a report covering the activities
authorized by and under the provisions of this Act.
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law and applies to taxes levied or collected on or after that date.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 16th day of May, 2017.
s/ Philip E. Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ Sarah Stevens
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives