(a)        Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all restrictions on access to public records shall expire 100 years after the creation of the record.

(b)        Subsection (a) of this section shall apply to any public record in existence at the time of, or created after, August 18, 2015.

(c)        No provision of this section shall be construed to authorize or require the opening of any record that meets any of the following criteria:

(1)        Is ordered to be sealed by any state or federal court, except as provided by that court.

(2)        Is prohibited from being disclosed under federal law, rule, or regulation.

(3)        Contains federal Social Security numbers.

(4)        Is a juvenile, probationer, parolee, post-releasee, or prison inmate record, including medical and mental health records.

(5)        Contains detailed plans and drawings of public buildings and infrastructure facilities.

(d)       For purposes of this section, the custodian of the record shall be the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources or other agency in actual possession of the record. ?(2015-218, s. 3; 2015-241, s. 14.30(c).)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 132-11

  • 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
  • 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