NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 842
AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF A SINGLE REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS FOR TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. There is hereby created in Transylvania County the office of Registrar of Vital Statistics, charged with the duty of performing in and for the whole of Transylvania County, those duties heretofore imposed on local registrars of vital statistics by Article 7 of Chapter 130 of the General Statutes. The Registrar of Vital Statistics of Transylvania County and successors to such office shall be appointed by the Board of Commissions of Transylvania County for terms of four years and until successors are appointed. Vacancies occurring in office shall be filled by appointment by the board of commissioners for the unexpired term. The registrar of vital statistics shall be compensated in the same manner and amount as is provided by G. S. 130‑72 with respect to local registrars of vital statistics.
Sec. 2. The Commissioners of Transylvania County shall appoint a registrar of vital statistics for said county for the term of four years beginning on July 1, 1959.
Sec. 3. The terms of all incumbent local registrars of vital statistics in Transylvania County, appointed under the provisions of G. S. 130‑40, are hereby terminated.
Sec. 4. This Act shall apply only to Transylvania County and shall be in effect only so long as the State Board of Health fails to exercise the authority granted to it under the provisions of G. S. 130‑41, to designate and appoint the local health director as local registrar of vital statistics for Transylvania County, and if the State Board of Health exercises such authority, then this Act shall be null and void.
Sec. 5. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 6. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after July 1, 1959.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 28th day of May, 1959.