§ 120-85.1 Definitions
§ 120-86 Bribery, economic threats made to influence legislation; violations
§ 120-86.1 Personnel-related action unethical
§ 120-87 Disclosure of confidential information
§ 120-99 Creation; composition
§ 120-100 Term of office; vacancies
§ 120-101 Quorum; expenses of members
§ 120-102 Powers and duties of Committee
§ 120-103.1 Investigations by the Committee
§ 120-104 Advisory opinions
§ 120-105 Continuing study of ethical questions
§ 120-106 Article applicable to presiding officers

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 120 > Article 14

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Business with which associated: As defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-85.1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Confidential information: As defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-85.1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Economic interest: As defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-85.1
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Immediate family: As defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-85.1
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legislator: As defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-85.1
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • oath: shall be construed to include "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Vested trust: As defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-85.1