NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 447
AN ACT TO AMEND G. S. 152‑1 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF UNION COUNTY TO APPOINT AN ASSISTANT CORONER AND TO AMEND G. S. 152‑5 RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF THE CORONER OF UNION COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. G. S. 152‑1 as the same appears in Volume 3C of the General Statutes, is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph at the end thereof to read as follows:
"The Clerk of the Superior Court of Union County is hereby authorized to appoint, upon the nomination and recommendation of the duly elected Coroner of Union County, some qualified and competent person to act as Assistant Coroner for Union County. The person so appointed shall hold office at the pleasure of the Clerk of the Superior Court and shall take and subscribe to the oath prescribed for other public officers. He shall also execute an undertaking as required of the coroner conditioned upon the faithful discharge of the duties of his office with good and sufficient surety in the penal sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) payable to the State of North Carolina, and approved by the Board of County Commissioners of Union County. The assistant coroner so appointed shall be vested with all the powers and duties conferred upon the regular coroner in respect to holding inquests over deceased bodies and shall be subject to the penalties and liabilities imposed on the said coroner. He shall be paid such amount of compensation for the services actually performed by him as may be fixed by the Board of Commissioners of Union County, which compensation shall be in addition to such allowance for travel expenses and other expenses as the board of county commissioners may allow.
Sec. 2. G. S. 152‑5, as the same appears in Volume 3C of the General Statutes, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new paragraph to read as follows:
"In Union County, the coroner shall receive as compensation for his services a salary in the sum of forty‑five dollars ($45.00) per month, which compensation shall be in addition to such allowance for travel expenses and other expenses as the board of county commissioners may allow."
Sec. 3. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This Act shall be in full force and effect on and after July 1, 1961.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 28th day of April, 1961.