NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 457
AN ACT TO AMEND G. S. 152‑1 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR THE COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE TO APPOINT AN ASSISTANT CORONER FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. G. S. 152‑1 is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph at the end thereof to read as follows:
"The Board of County Commissioners for the County of Buncombe is hereby authorized, in its discretion, to appoint some fit and suitable person to act as assistant coroner for Buncombe County. The person so appointed shall hold office at the pleasure of the board of county commissioners and shall take and subscribe to the oaths prescribed for public officers. He shall also execute an undertaking as required of coroners 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 said board of county commissioners. The assistant coroner so appointed shall be invested 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 said coroner. He shall receive such compensation for his services as the board of county commissioners may determine."
Sec. 2. The provision of Section 152‑1 of the General Statutes of North Carolina not in conflict with this Act shall continue to apply to Buncombe County.
Sec. 3. This Act shall apply only to Buncombe County.
Sec. 4. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after July 1, 1963.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 6th day of May, 1963.