Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 7 Issue 3, May 1941
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This article discusses the laws affecting county and city revenue and taxation. These include laws concerning maintenance and construction of city streets, property taxes, and non-profit charitable hospitals.
Prior to 1937 there were a few local pension and retirement systems for policemen and fireman in operation. In 1937 the General Assembly provided for an old age assistance program and created the Law Enforcement Officers' Benefit and Retirement Fund. The 1939 General Assembly was greeted with plans retirement systems for teachers, for North Carolina state governmental employees, and for local governmental employees. The 1939 General Assembly enacted a law permitting counties and municipalities to operate state retirement systems such as the Teacher's State Employees Retirement, Law Enforcement Officer's Benefit and Retirement Fund, and local county and city retirement systems.
This article discusses new laws concerning criminal law and procedure for North Carolina. New and amended laws include those regarding the sale and shipment of fortified wines, and capital punishment. Criminal procedure practices includes the seizure of liquor under warrant, gambling warrants, and restoration of citizenship. Court cases also discuss bible kissing, divorced women's names, and emergency judges.
Public health issues include the importation of cholera-infected hogs into North Carolina, sanitary regulations for barber shops and public schools, and theory concerning the spread of tuberculosis. Amendments to the governing Board of Charities and Public Welfare were made as well as strict views concerning adoption in North Carolina.