GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2019-24
HOUSE BILL 9
AN ACT aMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BESSEMER CITY TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO APPOINT a police chief.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Section 3.22 of the Charter of the City of Bessemer City, being Chapter 1018 of the 1989 Session Laws, as amended by S.L. 2018‑6, reads as rewritten:
"Section 3.22. Powers.
The city manager shall be the chief administrator of the City. He shall be responsible
to the Council for administering all municipal affairs placed in his charge and
shall have the powers and duties set out in the applicable provisions of the
General Statutes. However, the city manager shall not have any authority to
hire or fire the city
attorney or the police chief.attorney."
SECTION 2. Section 3.72 of the Charter of the City of Bessemer City, being Chapter 1018 of the 1989 Session Laws, as amended, reads as rewritten:
"Section 3.72. Police
City Council maycity manager may appoint a police
chief to serve at its pleasure, shall prescribe his duties, and fix his
compensation.chief. The police chief shall serve at the pleasure of the
city manager and shall have the duties prescribed and the compensation fixed by
the city manager."
SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 11th day of June, 2019.
s/ Philip E. Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ Tim Moore
Speaker of the House of Representatives