HOUSE BILL 725
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE MECKLENBURG COUNTY TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF ITS BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 108-8 and G.S. 108A-2 as enacted by Chapter 275, Session Laws of 1981 are each hereby amended by adding the following paragraphs thereto:
"The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners may, but it is not required to, abolish the present five-member Mecklenburg County Board of Social Services and replace it with an appointed Mecklenburg County Board of Social Services of five or more members. Any decision to take such action shall be reported immediately in writing by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners to the Department of Human Resources.
The number of members, the length of terms, any limitation on number of terms, and all other matters relating to the composition and membership of the Mecklenburg County Board of Social Services shall be determined by the Board of Commissioners before it abolishes the present Board of Social Services and creates the new Board of Social Services, except that two members shall be appointed by the Social Services Commission. All such matters, except as to the appointments by the Social Services Commission, may be changed from time to time thereafter by the Board of Commissioners without limitation, however.
Any new Mecklenburg County Board of Social Services created by the Board of Commissioners pursuant to the authority herein granted shall have all the powers, duties and responsibilities conferred upon other county boards of social services by the General Statutes."
Sec. 2. This act shall apply to Mecklenburg County only.
Sec. 3. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 19th day of June, 1981.