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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 128: Offices and Public Officers.

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Article 1 - General Provisions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-1 128-1. No person shall hold more than one office; exception.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-1.1 128-1.1. Dual-office holding allowed.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-1.2 128-1.2. Ex officio service by county and city representatives and officials.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-2 128-2. Holding office contrary to the Constitution; penalty.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-3 128-3. Bargains for office void.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-4 128-4. Receiving compensation of subordinates for appointment or retention; removal.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-5 128-5. Oath required before acting; penalty.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-6 128-6. Persons admitted to office deemed to hold lawfully.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-7 128-7. Officer to hold until successor qualified.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-7.1 128-7.1. Failure to qualify creates vacancy.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-7.2 128-7.2. Qualifications for appointment to fill vacancy in elective office.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-8 128-8: Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 884, s. 13.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-9128-9: Repealed by Session Laws 1979, c. 650.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-10 128-10. Citizen to recover funds of county or town retained by delinquent official.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-11 128-11. Trust funds to be kept separate.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-12 128-12. Violations to be reported; misdemeanors.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-13 128-13. Officers compensated from fees in certain counties to render statement; penalty; proceeds to school fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-14 128-14. Identification cards for field agents or deputies of State departments.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-15 128-15. Employment preference for veterans and their spouses or surviving spouses.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-15.1 128-15.1: Repealed by 1987 (Reg. Sess., 1988), c. 1064, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-15.2 128-15.2. Appointment of acting heads of certain agencies.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-15.3 128-15.3. Discrimination against handicapped prohibited in hiring; recruitment, etc., of handicapped persons.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Removal of Unfit Officers. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-16 128-16. Officers subject to removal; for what offenses.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-17 128-17. Petition for removal; county attorney to prosecute.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-18 128-18. Petition filed with clerk; what it shall contain; answer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-19 128-19. Suspension pending hearing; how vacancy filled.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-20 128-20. Precedence on calendar; costs.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Retirement System for Counties, Cities and Towns. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-21 128-21. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-22 128-22. Name and date of establishment.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-23 128-23. Acceptance by cities, towns and counties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-24 128-24. Membership.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-25 128-25: Repealed by Session Laws 2016-56, s. 2, effective June 30, 2016.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-26 128-26. Allowance for service.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-26A 128-26A. Reciprocity of creditable service with other State-administered retirement systems.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-27 128-27. Benefits.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-28 128-28. Administration and responsibility for operation of System.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-29 128-29. Management of funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-29.1 128-29.1: Repealed by Session Laws 2015-67, s. 4, effective July 1, 2015.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-30 128-30. Method of financing.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-31 128-31. Exemptions from execution.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-32 128-32. Protection against fraud.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-32.1 128-32.1. Failure to respond.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-33 128-33. Certain laws not applicable to members.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-33.1 128-33.1. Public records held by the Retirement System.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-34 128-34. Transfer of members.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-35 128-35. Obligations of pension accumulation fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-36 128-36. Local laws unaffected; when benefits begin to accrue.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-36.1 128-36.1: Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 318.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-37 128-37. Membership of employees of district health departments or public health authorities.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-37.1 128-37.1. Membership of employees of county social services department.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-37.2 128-37.2. Continued membership for certain fire departments.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38 128-38. Reservation of power to change.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.1 128-38.1. Termination or partial termination; discontinuance of contributions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.2 128-38.2. Internal Revenue Code compliance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.3 128-38.3. Deduction for payments allowed.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.4 128-38.4. Forfeiture of retirement benefits for certain felonies committed while serving as elected government official.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.4A 128-38.4A. Forfeiture of retirement benefits for certain felonies related to employment or holding office.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.5 128-38.5. Improper receipt of decedent's retirement allowance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.6 128-38.6. Employee protection and remedies against unlawful retaliation for furnishing information to the Retirement Systems Division.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.7 128-38.7: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.8 128-38.8: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.9 128-38.9: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-38.10 128-38.10. Qualified Excess Benefit Arrangement.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Leaves of Absence. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-39 128-39. Leaves of absence for State officials for protracted illness or other reason.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-39.1 128-39.1. Leaves of absence for State officials for military or naval service.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-40 128-40. Leaves of absence for county officials for protracted illness or other reason.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-41 128-41. Leaves of absence for municipal officials for protracted illness or other reason.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 128-42 128-42. Leaves of absence for county or municipal officials for military or naval service.[HTML] [RTF]