Article 6.

Officers of State Institutions.

143-108. Secretary to be elected from directors.

The board of directors of the various State institutions shall elect one of their number as secretary, who shall act as such at all regular or special meetings of such boards. (1907, c. 883, s. 1; C.S., s. 7517.)

 

143-109. Directors to elect officers and employees.

All officers and employees of the various State institutions who hold elective positions shall be nominated and elected by the board of directors of the respective institutions. (1907, c. 883, s. 3; C.S., s. 7518.)

 

143-110. Places vacated for failure to attend meetings.

Unless otherwise specially provided by law, whenever a trustee or director of any institution supported in whole or in part by State appropriation shall fail to be present for two successive years at the regular meetings of the board, his place as trustee or director shall be deemed vacant and shall be filled as provided by law for other vacancies on such boards.

This section shall not apply to any trustee or director who holds office as such by virtue of another public office held by him and shall not apply to any trustee or director chosen by any agency or authority other than the State of North Carolina. (1927, c. 225.)

 

143-111. Director not to be elected to position under board.

It shall be unlawful for any board of directors, board of trustees or other governing body of any of the various State institutions (penal, charitable, or otherwise) to appoint or elect any person who may be or has been at any time within six months a member of such board of directors, board of trustees, or other governing body, to any position in the institution, which position may be under the control of such board of directors, board of trustees, or other governing body. (1909, c. 831; C.S., s. 7519.)

 

143-112. Superintendents to be within call of board meetings.

The superintendent of each of the various State institutions shall be present on the premises of his institution and within the call of the board of directors during all regular or special meetings of the board, and shall respond to all calls of the board for any information which it may wish at his hands. (1907, c. 883, s. 1; C.S., s. 7520.)

 

143-113. Trading by interested officials forbidden.

The directors, stewards, and superintendents of the State institutions shall not trade directly or indirectly with or among themselves, or with any concern in which they are interested, for any supplies needed by any such institutions. (1907, c. 883, s. 2; C.S., s. 7521.)

 

143-114. Diversion of appropriations to State institutions.

It shall be unlawful for the board of trustees, board of directors, or other body controlling any State institution, to divert, use, or expend any moneys appropriated for the use of said institutions for its permanent improvement and enlargement to the payment of any of the current expenses of said institution or for the payment of the cost of the maintenance thereof; it shall likewise be unlawful for any board of trustees, board of directors, or other controlling body of any State institution to which money is appropriated for its maintenance by the State to divert, use or expend any money so appropriated for maintenance, for the permanent enlargement or permanent equipment, or the purchase of land for said institution. (1921, c. 232, s. 1; C.S., s. 7521 (a).)

 

143-115. Trustee, director, officer or employee violating law guilty of misdemeanor.

Any member or members of any board of trustees, board of directors, or other controlling body governing any of the institutions of the State, or any officer, employee of, or person holding any position with any of the institutions of the State, violating any of the provisions of G.S. 143-114, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and upon conviction in any court of competent jurisdiction judgment shall be rendered by such court removing such member, officer, employee, or person holding any position from his place, office or position. (1921, c. 232, s. 2; C.S., s. 7521 (b); 1993, c. 539, s. 1005; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)

 

143-116. Venue for trial of offenses.

All offenses against G.S. 143-114 and 143-115 shall be held to have been committed in the County of Wake and shall be tried and disposed of by the courts of said county having jurisdiction thereof. (1921, c. 232, s. 3; C.S., s. 7521 (c).)

 

143-116.1 through 143-116.5. Reserved for future codification purposes.