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The Department of State Treasurer rules are encompassed in the subchapters of Title 20 of the North Carolina Administrative Code.   Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act , the Department of State Treasurer will post proposed rules and rules that are under periodic review for public review and comment.  Public comment must be written with an objection to a rule in whole or in part and the objection must address the content of the rule.  G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5)
To receive notices regarding the Department of State Treasurer rulemaking activity that is open for public comment, please email the Rulemaking Coordinator.
Department of State Treasurer Periodic Review of Existing Rules

N.C. General Statute §150B-21.3A adopted in 2013, requires state agencies to review existing rules every 10 years. The Department of State Treasurer rules are reviewed on a schedule established by the Rules Review Commission. As required by N.C. General Statutes §150B-21.3A(c), the Department must review and make an initial determination from one of these three classifications: 
·        Necessary with substantive public interest – the agency has received public comment on the rule within the past two years or the rule affects the property interest of the regulated public, and the agency knows or suspects that any person may object to the rule.  
·        Necessary without substantive public interest – the agency determines that the rule is needed, and the rule has not had public comment in the last two years. This category includes rules that identify information that is readily available to the public, such as an address or telephone number.
·        Unnecessary – the agency determines that the rule is obsolete, redundant or otherwise not needed. 
If there are rules undergoing periodic review, they will be listed below for public comment.  Public comment must be written with an objection to a rule in whole or in part and the objection must address the content of the rule.  G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5)  Comments regarding the Department’s rule determinations will be accepted by email to or by mail to:
ATTN:  Patrice Alexander, DST Rulemaking Coordinator
Department of State Treasurer
3200 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604
State Treasurer Rules under Periodic Review
Comment Period:  February 15, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Comment Period:  February 15, 2017 to April 17, 2017

Department of State Treasurer Proposed Rules
As required by N.C. General Statutes §§150B-19.1 and 150B-21.2, if the Department is proposing the adoption of new rules, they are listed below:
·        20 NCAC Chapter , Title
Proposed Text (hyperlinked) 
Reason for the Proposed Rule: 
Federal Certification: (hyperlinked, if any) None required under G.S. 150B-19.1(g)
Fiscal Note:  (hyperlinked, if any) None required per G.S. 150B-21.4 or 150B-21.26
Comment Period: 
Public Hearing: 

The Department will accept oral and written comment on the proposed rule and fiscal note (if any) for at least 60 days after the text is published or until the date of any public hearing held on the proposed rule, whichever is longer.
If no public hearing has been scheduled, written requests for public hearing regarding the proposed rules must be received within 15 days of the publication of the rule. 
​Comments and requests for hearing will be accepted by the Rulemaking Coordinator via email to or by mail to:

            ATTN:  Patrice Alexander, DST Rulemaking Coordinator
            Department of State Treasurer
            3200 Atlantic Avenue
            Raleigh, NC 27604​​

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review 

If an objection to the proposed rule is not resolved prior to the Department’s adoption of the rule, the written objection may be submitted to the Rules Review Commission.  . If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.2(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). 

Written objections must be received by the Rules Review Commission no later than 5:00 p.m. of the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. G.S. 150B-21.3(b2).  The Rules Review Commission will receive written objection by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmilssion.  If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Rules Review Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.