GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2017-66
SENATE BILL 244
AN ACT to add the Coastal Crescent Trail to the Mountains‑to‑SEa STate Trail.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources shall add the Coastal Crescent Trail through Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland, Bladen, Pender, and Onslow counties, as well as other counties designated by the Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, to the Mountains‑to‑Sea State Park Trail unit of the State Parks System as provided in G.S. 143B‑135.54(b). The Coastal Crescent route of the Mountains‑to‑Sea Trail shall include public and private lands as authorized by G.S. 143B‑135.98. The Secretary and staff of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources shall work cooperatively with the staff and volunteers of Friends of the Mountains‑to‑Sea Trail to plan and develop the Coastal Crescent route.
SECTION 2. No later than October 1, 2017, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources shall amend the State Parks System Plan required by G.S. 143B‑135.48 to reflect the addition of the Coastal Crescent Trail to the Mountains‑to‑Sea State Park Trail.
SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 19th day of June, 2017.
s/ Philip E. Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ Tim Moore
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Roy Cooper
Approved 6:12 p.m. this 28th day of June, 2017