NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE BILL 510
AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF THE JUDGE AND SOLICITOR OF THE RECORDERS COURT OF DUNN AND THE FEES TO BE TAXED AS A PART OF THE COSTS IN SAID COURT AND THE FEES TO BE TAXED AS A PART OF THE COSTS OF THE RECORDERS COURT OF HARNETT COUNTY.
WHEREAS, the work load of the Recorders Court of Dunn has increased substantially in recent years and the duties of the Solicitor and the Judge of the said Court consume a large portion of the time of the said officers; and
WHEREAS, under the Canon of Ethics of the North Carolina State Bar, the Solicitor and the Judge of the Recorders Court are hereby prohibited from accepting employment in any criminal action and in any civil action in which a criminal action has arisen or is likely to arise; and
WHEREAS, there is now taxed as a part of the costs in the Recorders Court of Dunn a certain sum for the Solicitor and the Judge, which said sum is paid into the General Fund of the Town of Dunn, and that it is now desirable to increase said fees to the end that the said Court shall be self‑supporting; and
WHEREAS, the jail fees for the Town of Dunn as now established by law are sixty cents (60¢), which are totally inadequate under present‑day costs, and it has been requested by the Town Board that this cost be increased to one dollar and ten cents ($1.10); and
WHEREAS, by a local Act in the General Assembly the salaries of the various officers of the Harnett County Recorders Court were increased for the reasons aforesaid, and it is now desirable that the fees for the Judge, Solicitor and Clerk be increased twenty‑five cents (25¢) each to the end that the Court shall be self‑sustaining, all of which fees are paid into the General Fund; Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. The salaries of the Judge and the Solicitor of the Recorders Court of Dunn are each hereby raised eight hundred dollars ($800.00) per annum, which raises in salary shall be in addition to the amount heretofore received by such officers.
Sec. 2. There shall be taxed as a part of the costs in each criminal action tried in the Recorders Court of the Town of Dunn the sum of four dollars ($4.00) for the Solicitor and four dollars ($4.00) for the Judge, which sums shall be in lieu of the fees presently taxed as a part of the said costs, and that shall be paid into the General Fund of the Town of Dunn.
Sec. 3. The jail fee for the Town of Dunn shall be one dollar and ten cents ($1.10).
Sec. 4. The amount now taxed as part of the costs in the Harnett County Recorders Court for the Judge, Solicitor and Clerk shall be increased by twenty‑five cents (25¢) each and all of said fees shall be paid into the General Fund of Harnett County.
Sec. 5. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 6. This Act shall be in full force and effect on and after July 1, 1959.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 19th day of June, 1959.