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North Carolina

Rank: 18 | Points: 71 | Grade: C

State Ethics Commission

Requires financial disclosure filing?Yes1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)?No0Change from 2006: Update filing now allowed.
Requires financial disclosure filing annually?Yes1Change from 2006: Annual filing now required.
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates?Yes1
Employment information required?Yes5
Employment information not narrowly defined?Yes5
Employer/business name required?Yes5
Employment job title required?Yes2Change from 2006: Job title now required.
Employer description required?No0Change from 2006: Employer description no longer
Value range/income amount required?No0
Spouse employment information required and clear?Yes5
Officer/director information required?Yes4
Officer/director information not narrowly defined?Yes4
Officer/director entity name required?Yes4
Officer/director entity description required?Yes1Change from 2006: Half point awarded because
description of officer/director entity only required for nonprofit positions.
Spouse officer/director information required and clear?Yes4
Investment information required?Yes3
Investment information not narrowly defined?No0Change from 2006: Threshold triggering disclosure
went up to $10,000 from $5,000.
Investment entity name required?Yes3
Investment entity description required?No0
Investment value range/holding amount required?No0
Spouse investment information required and clear?Yes3
Client information required?Yes2
Client name required?Yes2
Client value range/income amount required?No0
Spouse client information required and clear?No0Change from 2006: No spouse client information
Real-property information required?Yes2
Real-property information not narrowly defined?No0Change from 2006: Threshold triggering disclosure
went up to $10,000 from $5,000.
Real-property value range/amount required?No0
Spouse real-property information required and clear?Yes2Change from 2006: Spouse is now clearly indicated.
Spouse name required?Yes2
Dependent name required?Yes1
Financial disclosure filings in central office?Yes1
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information?Yes1
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings?Yes1
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page?Yes1
Blank disclosure form available on Web?Yes1Change from 2006: Blank disclosure form now
available on the Web.
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format?No0
Late-filing penalties on the books?Yes1
Misfiling penalties on the books?Yes1Change from 2006: Misfiling penalty now in place.
State has auditing authority?Yes1
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either
through formal audit process or informal review process?
Yes1Change from 2006: State now routinely reviews filings.
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document?No0

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