§ 14-177 Crime against nature
§ 14-178 Incest
§ 14-183 Bigamy
§ 14-184 Fornication and adultery
§ 14-186 Opposite sexes occupying same bedroom at hotel for immoral purposes; falsely registering as husband and wife
§ 14-188 Certain evidence relative to keeping disorderly houses admissible; keepers of such houses defined; punishment
§ 14-190.1 Obscene literature and exhibitions
§ 14-190.4 Coercing acceptance of obscene articles or publications
§ 14-190.5 Preparation of obscene photographs, slides and motion pictures
§ 14-190.5A Disclosure of private images; civil action
§ 14-190.6 Employing or permitting minor to assist in offense under Article
§ 14-190.7 Dissemination to minors under the age of 16 years
§ 14-190.8 Dissemination to minors under the age of 13 years
§ 14-190.9 Indecent exposure
§ 14-190.13 Definitions for certain offenses concerning minors
§ 14-190.14 Displaying material harmful to minors
§ 14-190.15 Disseminating harmful material to minors; exhibiting harmful performances to minors
§ 14-190.16 First degree sexual exploitation of a minor
§ 14-190.17 Second degree sexual exploitation of a minor
§ 14-190.17A Third degree sexual exploitation of a minor
§ 14-190.20 Warrants for obscenity offenses
§ 14-196 Using profane, indecent or threatening language to any person over telephone; annoying or harassing by repeated telephoning or making false statements over telephone
§ 14-196.3 Cyberstalking
§ 14-199 Obstructing way to places of public worship
§ 14-202 Secretly peeping into room occupied by another person
§ 14-202.1 Taking indecent liberties with children
§ 14-202.2 Indecent liberties between children
§ 14-202.3 Solicitation of child by computer or certain other electronic devices to commit an unlawful sex act
§ 14-202.4 Taking indecent liberties with a student
§ 14-202.5 Ban use of commercial social networking Web sites by sex offenders
§ 14-202.5A Liability of commercial social networking sites
§ 14-202.6 Ban on name changes by sex offenders

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 14 > Article 26

  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member and credited to his individual account in the annuity savings fund, together with regular interest as provided in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Actuarial equivalent: means a benefit of equal value when computed upon the basis of the mortality tables as adopted by the Board of Trustees, and regular interest. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: means payment for life derived from the "Accumulated contribution" of a member. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Board: means the North Carolina Board of Agriculture. See North Carolina General Statutes 119-54
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Clerk: The Principal Clerk of the house in which the election of the seat is being contested. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-10.2
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture or his designated agent. See North Carolina General Statutes 119-54
  • Committee: The Committee on Rules of the appropriate house unless, by rule, the house has designated another committee to hear contests. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-10.2
  • Compensation: means salary and expense allowance paid for service as a legislator in the North Carolina General Assembly, exclusive of travel and per diem. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contest: A challenge to the apparent election of a member of the General Assembly or a request to determine an undecided election to a seat of the General Assembly in accordance with the provisions of this Article. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-10.2
  • Contestant: An unsuccessful candidate in an election to which this Article applies who initiates a contest. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-10.2
  • Contestee: A candidate in an election to which this Article applies who is not a contestant. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-10.2
  • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person, firm, or corporation who is engaged in or desires to engage in:

  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Enrolled bill: The final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both chambers in identical form. It is printed on parchment paper, signed by appropriate officials, and submitted to the President/Governor for signature.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Filing: when used in reference to an application for retirement, means the receipt of an acceptable application on a form provided by the Retirement System. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Highest annual salary: means the twelve consecutive months of compensation authorized during a member's final legislative term for the highest position that a member ever held as a member of the General Assembly. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • 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
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liquefied petroleum gas: means any material which is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures of the same: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butanes or isobutane), butylenes. See North Carolina General Statutes 119-54
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Lubricating oil: means any oil classified for the use in an internal combustion engine, hydraulic system, gear box, differential, or wheel bearings. See North Carolina General Statutes 119-13.1
  • Medical Board: means the board of physicians provided for in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Member in service: means a member in service on or after June 15, 1983. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: shall be construed to mean a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" alone shall be equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Notice of intent: The notice required to initiate a contest in accordance with the provisions of this Article. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-10.2
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Pensions: means payments for life derived from money provided by the State of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • 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.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Receives: "Receives" or "receiving" means acquiring possession or control or accepting a financial transaction card as security for a loan. See North Carolina General Statutes 14-113.8
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recycled oil: means any oil prepared from used oil for energy recovery or reuse as a petroleum product by reclaiming, reprocessing, rerefining, or other means that use properly treated used oil as a substitute for petroleum products. See North Carolina General Statutes 119-13.1
  • Regular interest: means interest compounded annually at the rate determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with G. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rerefined oil: means used oil that is refined to remove the physical and chemical contaminants acquired through use and that, by itself or when blended with new lubricating oil or additives, meets applicable American Petroleum Institute (A. See North Carolina General Statutes 119-13.1
  • Retirement: means the withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance granted under the provisions of this Article. See North Carolina General Statutes 120-4.8
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of such official seal, made upon the paper alone, as well as an impression made by means of a wafer or of wax affixed thereto. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • sexual conduct: means :