(a)        Public records, as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 132-1, shall not include information containing specific details of public security plans and arrangements or the detailed plans and drawings of public buildings and infrastructure facilities or plans, schedules, or other documents that include information regarding patterns or practices associated with executive protection and security.

(a1)      Public records, as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 132-1, shall not include specific security information or detailed plans, patterns, or practices associated with prison operations.

(a2)      Public records, as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 132-1, shall not include specific security information or detailed plans, patterns, or practices to prevent or respond to criminal, gang, or organized illegal activity.

(b)        Public records as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 132-1 do not include plans to prevent or respond to terrorist activity, to the extent such records set forth vulnerability and risk assessments, potential targets, specific tactics, or specific security or emergency procedures, the disclosure of which would jeopardize the safety of governmental personnel or the general public or the security of any governmental facility, building, structure, or information storage system.

(b1)      Public records shall not include mobile telephone numbers issued by a local, county, or State government to any of the following:

(1)        A sworn law enforcement officer or nonsworn employee of a public law enforcement agency.

(2)        An employee of a fire department.

(3)        Any employee whose duties include responding to an emergency.

(c)        Information relating to the general adoption of public security plans and arrangements, and budgetary information concerning the authorization or expenditure of public funds to implement public security plans and arrangements, or for the construction, renovation, or repair of public buildings and infrastructure facilities shall be public records. ?(2001-516, s. 3; 2003-180, s. 1; 2015-225, s. 3; 2015-241, s. 16A.5.)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 132-1.7

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3