GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2017-199
HOUSE BILL 719
AN ACT to allocate the parking spaces in the upper level of state parking deck 65 to the legislative services commission to support security measures for the legislative complex.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 120‑32.1 reads as rewritten:
"§ 120‑32.1. Use and maintenance of buildings and grounds.
(a) The Legislative Services Commission shall:
(1) Establish policy for the
use of the State legislative buildings and
(2) Maintain and care for the
State legislative buildings and grounds, but the Commission may delegate the
actual work of the maintenance of those buildings and grounds to the Department
of Administration, which shall perform the work as
(3) Provide security for the
State legislative buildings and
(4) Allocate space within the
State legislative buildings and
(5) Have the exclusive
authority to assign parking space in the State legislative buildings and
and any spaces provided in Lot 7 of the State Government Parking Complex in
accordance with G.S. 143‑340(18a).
(d) For the purposes of this section, the term "State legislative buildings and grounds" means:
At all times: a. The State Legislative Building;Building. a1. Repealed by Session Laws 1998‑156, s. 1,
effective September 24, 1998. a2.(1a) The areas between
the outer walls of the State Legislative Building and the far curbline of those
sections of Jones, Wilmington, Salisbury, and Lane Streets that border the land
on which it is situated;situated. b.(1b) The Legislative
Office Building, which shall include the following areas: 1.a. The garden
area and outer stairway;stairway. 2.b. The loading
dock area bounded by the wall on the east abutting the Halifax Street Mall, the
southern edge of the southernmost exit lane on Salisbury Street for the parking
deck, and the Salisbury Street sidewalk;sidewalk. 3.c. The area
between its outer wall and the near curbline of that section of Lane Street
that borders the land on which it is situated; andsituated. 4.d. The area
bounded by its western outer wall, the extension of a line along its northern
outer wall to the middle of Salisbury Street, following the middle line of
Salisbury Street to the nearest point of the intersection of Lane and Salisbury
Streets, and thence east to the near curbline of the Legislative Office
Building at its southwestern corner;corner. c.(1c) Any State‑owned
parking lot which is leased to the General Assembly;Assembly. d.(1d) The bridge
between the State Legislative Building and the Halifax Street Mall;Mall. e.(1e) A portion of
the brick sidewalk surface area of the Halifax Street Mall, described as
follows: beginning at the northeast corner of the Legislative Office Building,
thence east across the brick sidewalk to the inner edge of the sidewalk
adjacent to the grassy area of the Mall, thence south along the inner edge of
the sidewalk to the southwest outer corner of the grassy area of the Mall,
thence east along the inner edge of the sidewalk adjacent to the southern outer
edge of the grassy area of the Mall to a point north of the northeast corner of
the pedestrian surface of the Lane Street pedestrian bridge, thence south from
that point to the northeast corner of the pedestrian surface of the bridge,
thence west along the southern edge of the brick sidewalk area of the Mall to
the southeast corner of the Legislative Office Building, thence north along the
east wall of the Legislative Office Building, to the point of beginning; andbeginning. f.(1f) From the
center of Lane Street to the far curbline on the south side of the street;
between the western edge of the Lane Street driveway to the gardens behind the
State Records Center, and Wilmington Street.
(2) Repealed by Session Laws 1998‑156, s. 1, effective September 24, 1998.
(3) The parking spaces in the upper level of State Parking Deck 65 located under the Halifax Street Mall."
SECTION 2. G.S. 143‑340 is amended by adding a new subdivision to read:
"(18a) To allocate to the General Assembly, upon 30 days' written notice, the number of parking spaces requested by the Legislative Services Commission Officer in Lot 7 of the State Government Parking Complex. The allocation of parking spaces under this subdivision is not subject to the approval of the Governor and the Council of State."
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding G.S. 120-32.1, as amended by Section 1 of this act, any State employee who, as a result of a disability, previously has been assigned a parking space in State Parking Deck 65 prior to the effective date of this act, may apply to the Legislative Services Officer for accessible parking.
SECTION 4. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 28th day of June, 2017.
s/ Daniel J. Forest
President of the Senate
s/ David R. Lewis
Presiding Officer of the House of Representatives
This bill having been presented to the Governor for signature on the 28th day of June, 2017 and the Governor having failed to approve it within the time prescribed by law, the same is hereby declared to have become a law. This 31st day of July, 2017.
s/ Karen Jenkins