HOUSE BILL 217
AN ACT TO CONFER COUNTYWIDE JURISDICTION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE STATESVILLE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter 534 of the 1965 Session Laws is amended by inserting therein immediately following Section 5 a new section as follows:
"Sec. 5.1. Law enforcement officers employed by the City of Statesville Board of Alcoholic Control shall, after taking the oath prescribed by law for peace officers, have the same powers and authority within Iredell County as other peace officers, and while in hot pursuit of anyone found to be violating the liquor laws or drug laws of North Carolina, may go into any other county of the State and arrest the offender therein, so long as the hot pursuit of the person continues. The common law of hot pursuit is applicable to those offenders and officers."
Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 16th day of February, 1979.