GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 20-79.4(b) is amended by adding a new subdivision in the appropriate alphabetical order to read:
"(22a1) Sheriff. – Issuable to a current sheriff or to a retired sheriff who served as sheriff for at least 10 years before retiring. A plate issued to a current sheriff shall bear the word 'Sheriff' and the letter 'S' followed by a number that indicates the county the sheriff serves. A plate issued to a retired sheriff shall bear the phrase 'Sheriff, Retired', the letter 'S' followed by a number that indicates the county the sheriff served, and the letter 'X' indicating the sheriff's retired status."
Section 2. This act becomes effective December 1, 1997.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 29th day of May, 1997.
s/ Dennis A. Wicker
President of the Senate
s/ Harold J. Brubaker
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ James B. Hunt, Jr.
Approved 11:37 a.m. this 6th day of June, 1997