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Constitution of North Carolina

ARTICLE II Legislative

Sec. 21. Style of the acts.

The style of the acts shall be: "The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:".

History Note. - The provisions of this section are similar to those of Art. II, § 21, Const. 1868.

CASE NOTES

Placement of Enacting Clause. - Article II, Section 21 of the state Constitution does not require the enacting clause "The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:" to be included in the actual law as codified; rather, the enacting clause is generally included in the preamble to an act. Hence, where the Session Laws to each of the sections of Chapter 20 under which defendant was prosecuted contained the proper enacting clause language required by the Constitution, defendant's allegation that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over his case was without merit. State v. Phillips, 149 N.C. App. 310, 560 S.E.2d 852 (2002), appeal dismissed, 355 N.C. 499, 564 S.E.2d 230 (2002).

Cited in State v. Phillips, 152 N.C. App. 679, 568 S.E.2d 300 (2002), appeal dismissed, 356 N.C. 442, 573 S.E.2d 162 (2002).

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