143B-51. Functions of the Department.

(a) The functions of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources shall comprise, except as otherwise expressly provided by the Executive Organization Act of 1973 or by the Constitution of North Carolina, all executive functions of the State in relation to the development and preservation of libraries, historical records, sites and property, and of an appreciation of art and music and further including those prescribed powers, duties, and functions enumerated in Article 17 of Chapter 143A of the General Statutes of this State.

(b) All such functions, powers, duties, and obligations heretofore vested in any agency enumerated in Article 17 of Chapter 143A of the General Statutes are hereby transferred to and vested in the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources except as otherwise provided by the Executive Organization Act of 1973. They shall include, by way of extension and not of limitation, the functions of:

(1) The Secretary and Department of Art, Culture and History;

(2) The State Department of Archives and History;

(3) The North Carolina Advisory Council on Historic Preservation;

(4) The North Carolina State Library;

(5) The Interstate Library Compact;

(6) The North Carolina Museum of Art;

(7) Repealed by Session Laws 2012-120, s. 1(c), effective October 1, 2012.

(8) The North Carolina Symphony Society, Inc.;

(9) The State Art Museum Building Commission;

(10) The Library Certification Board;

(11) The Tryon Palace Commission;

(12) The North Carolina Arts Council;

(13) The U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission;

(14), (15) Repealed by Session Laws 2015-184, s. 6, effective August 5, 2015.

(16) The Executive Mansion Fine Arts Commission;

(17) Repealed by Session Laws 2015-184, s. 6, effective August 5, 2015.

(18) The North Carolina Awards Commission;

(19) Repealed by Session Laws 2015-184, s. 6, effective August 5, 2015.

(20) The Roanoke Island Historical Association, Inc.;

(21) through (23) Repealed by Session Laws 2015-184, s. 6, effective August 5, 2015.

(24) The Edenton Historical Commission;

(25) The Historic Bath Commission;

(26) The Historic Hillsborough Commission; and

(27) Repealed by Session Laws 2015-184, s. 6, effective August 5, 2015.

(28) The Historic Murfreesboro Commission.

(29) through (39) Repealed by Session Laws 2015-184, s. 6, effective August 5, 2015. (1973, c. 476, s. 31; 2012-120, s. 1(c); 2015-184, s. 6; 2015-241, s. 14.30(s).)