HOUSE BILL 669
AN ACT TO ALLOW HOUSING AUTHORITY TENANTS TO SERVE AS AUTHORITY COMMISSIONERS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 157-5 is amended by adding a sentence following the second sentence to read:
"Notwithstanding G.S. 157-7, G.S. 14-234, or any other provision of law, no person shall be barred from serving as a commissioner of any housing authority created under this Chapter because such person is a tenant of the authority or a recipient of housing assistance through any program operated by the authority; provided, that no such commissioner shall be qualified to vote on matters affecting his official conduct or matters affecting his own individual tenancy, as distinguished from matters affecting tenants in general; and further provided, that no more than one-third of the members of any housing authority commission shall be tenants of the authority or recipients of housing assistance through any program operated by the authority. Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Burke, Caldwell, Camden, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Graham, Halifax, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lenoir, Macon, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Polk, Robeson, Rowan, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrrell, Vance, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wilkes, Wilson, and Yadkin Counties are exempted from any provision of law allowing a person who is a tenant of the authority to serve as a commissioner of a housing authority."
Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 8th day of July, 1981.