Pursuant to G.S. § 150B-21.2, notice is hereby given that the State Board of Elections intends to
adopt the permanent rule cited as 08 NCAC 21 .0301. The full text is attached hereto. In accordance with G.S. § 150B-20 and 08 NCAC 15 .0101, Bob Hall, a registered voter, and
resident of Orange County, submitted a rulemaking petition to the State Board of Elections on January 23, 2020. The petition requested that the State Board engage in rulemaking to adopt a new rule limiting candidate expenditures under G.S. 163-278.16B.
The petition proposed a prohibition on the use of candidate committee funds to purchase, lease, rent, or reimburse the candidate for residential real property that is owned directly or indirectly by the candidate or a member of the candidate’s family.
The State Board granted the petition on March 20, 2020. At that same meeting, the State Board
voted to submit the proposed text of 08 NCAC 21 .0301 to the Office of Administrative Hearings
for publication in the North Carolina Register and to transmit the same to all interested parties for
public comment from Wednesday, April 15, 2020, through Monday, June 15, 2020.
Public comment may be made by the following methods:
Online: Public Comment Portal
Mail: Attn: Rulemaking Coordinator, P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC
A remote public hearing will be held as follows:
Date: April 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Please register to attend and/or speak here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the
webinar. Please use the Panelist code provided in the confirmation email if you plan to make an
oral comment during the public hearing. Please use the Attendee code if you wish to listen to the
hearing but don’t plan to provide a comment.
This notice is posted on the State Board of Elections website, http://www.ncsbe.gov.Share: