§ 20-79.5.  Special registration plates for elected and appointed State government officials.

(a)        Plates. - The State government officials listed in this section are eligible for a special registration plate under G.S. 20-79.4. The plate shall bear the number designated in the following table for the position held by the official.

Position                                                                           Number on Plate

Governor                                                                                                                 1

Lieutenant Governor                                                                                               2

Speaker of the House of Representatives                                                               3

President Pro Tempore of the Senate                                                                     4

Secretary of State                                                                                                    5

State Auditor                                                                                                           6

State Treasurer                                                                                                        7

Superintendent of Public Instruction                                                                      8

Attorney General                                                                                                    9

Commissioner of Agriculture                                                                               10

Commissioner of Labor                                                                                        11

Commissioner of Insurance                                                                                  12

Speaker Pro Tempore of the House                                                                      13

Legislative Services Officer                                                                                 14

Secretary of Administration                                                                                  15

Secretary of Environmental Quality                                                                     16

Secretary of Revenue                                                                                            17

Secretary of Health and Human Services                                                             18

Secretary of Commerce                                                                                        19

Secretary of Public Safety                                                                                    20

Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources                                                        21

Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs                                                          22

Governor's Staff                                                                                                 23-29

State Budget Officer                                                                                             30

Director of the Office of State Human Resources                                                31

Chair of the State Board of Education                                                                  32

President of the U.N.C. System                                                                            33

President of the Community Colleges System                                                     34

State Board Member, Commission Member,                                                    35-43

or State Employee Not Named in List

Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission                                                         44-46

Assistant Commissioners of Agriculture                                                           47-48

Deputy Secretary of State                                                                                     49

Deputy State Treasurer                                                                                         50

Assistant State Treasurer                                                                                      51

Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Labor                                            52

Chief Deputy for the Department of Insurance                                                    53

Assistant Commissioner of Insurance                                                                  54

Deputies and Assistant to the Attorney General                                                55-65

Board of Economic Development Nonlegislative Member                              66-88

State Ports Authority Nonlegislative Member                                                   89-96

Utilities Commission Member                                                                           97-103

State Board Member, Commission Member,

or State Employee Not Named in List                                                         104

Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission Member                           105-107

State Board Member, Commission Member,                                                  108-200

or State Employee Not Named in List

(b)        Designation. - When the table in subsection (a) designates a range of numbers for certain officials, the number given an official in that group shall be assigned. The Governor shall assign a number for members of the Governor's staff, nonlegislative members of the Board of Economic Development, nonlegislative members of the State Ports Authority, members of State boards and commissions, and for State employees. The Attorney General shall assign a number for the Attorney General's deputies and assistants.

The first number assigned to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is reserved for the Chair of that Commission. The remaining numbers shall be assigned to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission members on the basis of seniority. The first number assigned to the Utilities Commission is reserved for the Chair of that Commission. The remaining numbers shall be assigned to the Utilities Commission members on the basis of seniority. The first number assigned to the Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission is reserved for the Chair of that Commission. The remaining numbers shall be assigned to the Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission members on the basis of seniority.  (1991, c. 672, s. 2; c. 726, s. 23; 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 959, s. 1; 1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 8(a); 1997-443, ss. 11A.118(a), 11A.119(a); 2000-137, s. 4.(e); 2006-203, s. 14; 2007-483, s. 3(a); 2011-145, s. 19.1(g), (i), (m); 2012-83, s. 4; 2013-382, s. 9.1(c); 2015-241, ss. 14.30(t), (v), 24.1(n); 2015-268, s. 7.3(a).)