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Department of State Treasurer Decennial 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 encompassed in the subchapters of Title 20 of the North Carolina Administrative Code. The Department's rules are reviewed on a schedule established by the Rules Review Commission. The rules that are available for public comment are posted below under Decennial Rules Review. 

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  • Unnecessary – the agency determines that the rule is obsolete, redundant or otherwise not needed.

Comments regarding the Department's initial determinations will be accepted by e-mail to or by mail to:
DST NCAC Decennial Review
ATTN:  Rulemaking Coordinator
3200 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604

Department of State Treasurer Proposed Rules

This website includes the following information: 
  • The text of the proposed rule 
  • An explanation and reason for the proposed rule
  • Any required federal certification 
  • Instructions on how and where to submit oral or written comments on the rule 
  • Any fiscal note that has been prepared for the proposed rule 

Proposed Rules​ for Adoption

Notice is hereby given in accordance with G.S. 150B-19.1(c) that the Local Government Commission proposes for adoption the following rules:​

20 NCAC 03.0409

20 NCAC 03.0410

Notice of Text 

The Local Government Commission, which operates as a division of the Department of State Treasurer through the State and Local Government Finance Division, is proposing to adopt rules that would exempt local governmental, public authority and local school administrative units’ electronic transactions from the preaudit and disbursement certificate requirements of G.S. 159-28 and 115C-441 if the local government, public authority and local school administrative units follow the procedures outlined in the proposed rules. 

Oral or written comments to the proposed rules can be submitted to:

Department of State Treasurer
ATTN:  Rulemaking Coordinator
3200 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review: 

Any person who objects to the adoption of a permanent rule may submit written objections to If the objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(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). The Rules Review Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Rules Review Commission approves the rule. The Rules Review Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Rules Review Commission, please contact a Rules Review Staff Attorney at 919-431-3000.

The Fiscal Note prepared by the Local Government Commission and approved by the Office of State Budget Management may be found at

Federal Certification is not applicable to this set of proposed rules.