North Carolina General Assembly
NC General Statutes
Chapter 150B - Administrative Procedure Act.
The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly website reflect changes made in the
legislative session, through 7/30/2016.
§ 150B-1. Policy and scope.
§ 150B-2. Definitions.
§ 150B-3. Special provisions on licensing.
§ 150B-4. Declaratory rulings.
§§ 150B-5 through 150B-8. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§§ 150B-9 through 150B-16: Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 418, s. 5.
§ 150B-17: Recodified as § 150B-4 by Session Laws 1991, c. 418, s. 4.
§ 150B-18. Scope and effect.
§ 150B-19. Restrictions on what can be adopted as a rule.
§ 150B-19.1. Requirements for agencies in the rule-making process.
§ 150B-19.2: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-413, s. 3(c). For effective date, see editor's note.
§ 150B-19.3. Limitation on certain environmental rules.
§ 150B-20. Petitioning an agency to adopt a rule.
§ 150B-21. Agency must designate rule-making coordinator; duties of coordinator.
§ 150B-21.1. Procedure for adopting a temporary rule.
§ 150B-21.1A. Adoption of an emergency rule.
§ 150B-21.1B: Expired pursuant to Session Laws 2009-475, s. 16, effective June 30, 2012.
§ 150B-21.2. Procedure for adopting a permanent rule.
§ 150B-21.3. Effective date of rules.
§ 150B-21.3A. Periodic review and expiration of existing rules.
§ 150B-21.4. Fiscal and regulatory impact analysis on rules.
§ 150B-21.5. Circumstances when notice and rule-making hearing not required.
§ 150B-21.6. Incorporating material in a rule by reference.
§ 150B-21.7. Effect of transfer of duties or termination of agency on rules.
§ 150B-21.8. Review of rule by Commission.
§ 150B-21.9. Standards and timetable for review by Commission.
§ 150B-21.10. Commission action on permanent rule.
§ 150B-21.11. Procedure when Commission approves permanent rule.
§ 150B-21.12. Procedure when Commission objects to a permanent rule.
§ 150B-21.13. Procedure when Commission extends period for review of permanent rule.
§ 150B-21.14. Public hearing on a rule.
§ 150B-21.15: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 507, s. 27.8(i).
§ 150B-21.16: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-398, s. 9, effective October 1, 2011, and applicable to rules adopted on or after that date.
§ 150B-21.17. North Carolina Register.
§ 150B-21.18. North Carolina Administrative Code.
§ 150B-21.19. Requirements for including rule in Code.
§ 150B-21.20. Codifier's authority to revise form of rules.
§ 150B-21.21. Publication of rules of North Carolina State Bar, Building Code Council, and exempt agencies.
§ 150B-21.22. Effect of inclusion in Code.
§ 150B-21.23: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-398, s. 13, effective October 1, 2011, and applicable to rules adopted on or after that date.
§ 150B-21.24. Access to Register and Code.
§ 150B-21.25. Paid copies of Register and Code.
§ 150B-21.26. Office of State Budget and Management to conduct preliminary review of certain administrative rules.
§ 150B-21.27. Minimizing the effects of rules on local budgets.
§ 150B-21.28. Role of the Office of State Budget and Management.
§ 150B-22. Settlement; contested case.
§ 150B-22.1. Special education petitions.
§ 150B-23. Commencement; assignment of administrative law judge; hearing required; notice; intervention.
§ 150B-23.1. Mediated settlement conferences.
§ 150B-23.2. Fee for filing a contested case hearing.
§ 150B-23.3. Electronic filing.
§ 150B-24. Venue of hearing.
§ 150B-25. Conduct of hearing; answer.
§ 150B-25.1. Burden of proof.
§ 150B-26. Consolidation.
§ 150B-27. Subpoena.
§ 150B-28. Depositions and discovery.
§ 150B-29. Rules of evidence.
§ 150B-30. Official notice.
§ 150B-31. Stipulations.
§ 150B-31.1. Contested tax cases.
§ 150B-32. Designation of administrative law judge.
§ 150B-33. Powers of administrative law judge.
§ 150B-34. Final decision or order.
§ 150B-35. No ex parte communication; exceptions.
§ 150B-36: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-398, s. 20. For effective date and applicability, see editor's note.
§ 150B-37. Official record.
Other Administrative Hearings.
§ 150B-38. Scope; hearing required; notice; venue.
§ 150B-39. Depositions; discovery; subpoenas.
§ 150B-40. Conduct of hearing; presiding officer; ex parte communication.
§ 150B-41. Evidence; stipulations; official notice.
§ 150B-42. Final agency decision; official record.
§ 150B-43. Right to judicial review.
§ 150B-44. Right to judicial intervention when final decision unreasonably delayed.
§ 150B-45. Procedure for seeking review; waiver.
§ 150B-46. Contents of petition; copies served on all parties; intervention.
§ 150B-47. Records filed with clerk of superior court; contents of records; costs.
§ 150B-48. Stay of decision.
§ 150B-49. New evidence.
§ 150B-50. Review by superior court without jury.
§ 150B-51. Scope and standard of review.
§ 150B-52. Appeal; stay of court's decision.
§§ 150B-53 through 150B-57. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Publication of Administrative Rules.
§§ 150B-58 through 150B-64: Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 418, s. 5.