§ 21-2. Findings; Statutory Authority.
The North Carolina General Assembly authorized the levy of local government sales and
use taxes through enactment of Chapter 77 of the 1971 Session Laws, codified as
N.C.G.S. Chapter 105, Article 39; Chapter 908 of the 1983 Session Laws, codified as
N.C.G.S. Chapter 105, Articles 40and 41; and Chapter 906 of the 1985 Session
Laws (Regular Session 1986), codified as N.C.G.S. Chapter 105, Article 42.
These sales and use taxes authorized by the General Assembly have been levied in
Henderson County by action of the Board of Commissioners acting pursuant to the
Enactment by the General Assembly of Chapter 832 of the 1987 Session Laws redefined
the situs of a transaction for the purpose of collecting local government sales and use
taxes, thus redefining the application of those taxes and requiring re adoption of these
taxes by the County Board of Commissioners.
Section 10 of Chapter 832 of the 1987 Session Laws provided that failure to adopt
expansion of the Local Government Sales and Use Tax Act will result in repeal of these
taxes in Henderson County because they would be inconsistent with the scope of levies
authorized in N.C.G.S. Chapter 105,Articles 39, 40, 41 and 42, as amended.
A public hearing was held on November 18, 1987, to consider the expansion of local
government sales and use taxes authorized by N.C.G.S. Chapter 105Articles 39, 40, 41
and 42, and interested citizens presented their views to the Board of Commissioners.
The Board of County Commissioners caused public notice of the public hearing to be
given, as required by Section 9 of Chapter 832 of the 1987 Session Laws, at least 10 days
prior to the date of the hearing.
The Board of Commissioners of Henderson County does hereby find that adoption of the
expansion of the Local Government Sales and Use Tax Act within Henderson County is
both desirable and necessary to adequately finance the operation of the County and cities
and towns herein.