Bill would eliminate extraterritorial jurisdiction

House Bill 264, filed this morning, would go a step further than most bills aimed at the power of cities and towns, eliminating the authority of municipalities to regulate beyond their borders.
H264 Justice for Rural Citizens Main Page

 

Short Title:        Justice for Rural Citizens Act. (Public)
Sponsors: Representative Pittman.
Referred to:  

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to remove the injustice of extraterritorial jurisdiction by declaring that no city, town, village, or other political subdivision within the state may have or exercise any jurisdiction beyond its corporate limits.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 160A‑360 and G.S. 160A‑362 are repealed.

SECTION 2. Because citizens dwelling outside the corporate limits may not vote in an election for the officers of a city, town, village, or other political subdivision, no city, town, village, or other political subdivision in this State shall have or exercise any jurisdiction beyond its corporate limits.

SECTION 3. This act becomes effective January 1, 2014.