GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2020-22
HOUSE BILL 1156
AN ACT authorizing the caswell county board of commissioners to conduct an advisory referendum on the adoption of a countywide zoning ordinance.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. The Caswell County Board of Commissioners may call a special election in accordance with G.S. 163‑287 to hold an advisory referendum on the question of whether to adopt a countywide zoning ordinance to implement zoning regulations for all unincorporated areas of Caswell County. The results of the referendum shall be used by the Caswell County Board of Commissioners to determine the desires of the residents of Caswell County regarding zoning but shall not be legally binding on the Board of County Commissioners.
SECTION 2. If the advisory referendum is called for in accordance with this act, the question on the referendum ballot shall read as follows: "Should the Caswell County Board of Commissioners adopt a countywide zoning ordinance to implement zoning regulations for all unincorporated areas of Caswell County?
[ ] YES [ ] NO"
SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law and any advisory referendum called for under this act shall be conducted prior to December 1, 2020.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 19th day of June, 2020.
s/ Philip E. Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ David R. Lewis
Presiding Officer of the House of Representatives