Administrative Rules

Current Administrative Rules

The Department of Public Safety rules are located by subchapters in Title 14B of the North Carolina Administrative Code.

Periodic Review of Existing Administrative Rules

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. §150B-21.3A, adopted in 2013, requires state agencies to review existing rules every 10 years. DPS rules will be reviewed on a schedule established by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission. As DPS rules are reviewed and become available for public comment, they will be made available on the DPS website.
     
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    “Public comment” is defined by G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule.  Additionally, pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A(c)(2), in order for the Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in G.S. 150B-21.9(a).

Rules Pending Review

  • G.S. 150B-21.3A Report for 14B NCAC 11, DIVISION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
     
  • G.S. 150B-21.3A Report for 14B NCAC 12, DIVISON OF CORRECTIONS
     
  • G.S. 150B-21.3A Report for 14B NCAC 13, STATE CAPITOL POLICE
     
  • Proposed Adoption of Rules 14B NCAC 10.0501 and .0801 Weigh Ins for Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

    Purpose of Rule Action: The Boxing Authority proposes to amend two current rules governing weigh-ins for contestants competing in boxing and mixed martial arts events to increase contestant safety. Currently, boxing contestants are required to participate in a weigh-in (to establish whether the contestant’s weight falls within the permissible limits for his/her weight class) no earlier than 6 p.m. the day before an event. Currently, mixed martial arts contestants are required to participate in two separate weigh-ins; one on the day before an event and a second weigh-in on the day of the event within eight hours of the starting time of the event. The proposed amendment to 14B NCAC 10. 0501 will allow for an earlier weigh-in time for boxing event contestants of noon or later the day before a scheduled event.
    The proposed amendment to 14B NCAC 10. 0801 will eliminate the current requirement that mixed martial art contestants weigh-in at a second day weigh-in, thus allowing them more time to rehydrate prior to competing in an event. These rule changes are consistent with the nation-wide trend encouraging earlier weigh-in times in order to allow participants more time to hydrate properly before contests.

    Proposed Permanent Rules 14B NCAC 10.0501 and .0801. The rules are available in the North Carolina Register Volume 31, Issue 21 scheduled for publication May 1, 2017. The NC Register is accessible via this link: http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/register/.

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

    Economic Analysis Fiscal note prepared by the North Carolina Boxing Authority and approved by the Office of State Budget Management may be found at: https://ncosbm.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/documents/files/SBI_2017-03-21.pdf

    Public Comment Period: May 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Written comments or objections to the proposed rules must be submitted electronically to agray@ncsbi.gov or mailed to Angel Gray, 3320 Garner Road, Raleigh, NC 27610.

    Procedure for Subjecting a Rule to Legislative Review
    Any person who objects to the adoption of a permanent rule may submit written comments to agray@ncsbi.gov. If the objection is not resolved prior to adoption of the rule, a person may than submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written objections from 10 or more persons, clearly requesting review of the rule by the legislature, and the Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Rules Review Commission will accept written objections no later than 5:00p.m. of the day following the day the 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 regarding the process for submitting written objections to the Rules Review Commission, please contact a Rules Review Staff Attorney at 919-431-3000.

    Proposed Rules