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§ 15C‑8.  Address use byState or local agencies.

(a)        The programparticipant, and not the Attorney General, is responsible for requesting thatagencies of North Carolina use the address designated by the Attorney Generalas the substitute address of the program participant.

(b)        Except as otherwiseprovided in this section, when a program participant submits a current andvalid Address Confidentiality Program authorization card to an agency of NorthCarolina, the agency shall accept the address designation by the AttorneyGeneral on the authorization card as the program participant's substituteaddress when creating a new public record.

(c)        An agency mayrequest a waiver from the requirements of the Address Confidentiality Programby submitting a waiver request to the Attorney General. The agency's waiverrequest shall be in writing and include an explanation of why the agency cannotmeet its statutory or administrative obligations by possessing or using thesubstitute address and an affirmation that, if the Attorney General accepts thewaiver, the agency will only use the program participant's actual address forthose statutory or administrative purposes.

(d)        The AttorneyGeneral's acceptance or denial of an agency's waiver request shall be made inwriting and include a statement of specific reasons for acceptance or denial.Acceptance or denial of an agency's waiver request is not subject to furtherreview.

(e)        A board ofelections shall use the actual address of a program participant for allelection‑related purposes and shall keep the address confidential fromthe public under the provisions of G.S. 163‑82.10(d). Use of the actualaddress on letters placed in the United States mail by a board of electionsshall not be considered a breach of confidentiality. The substitute addressdesignation provided by the Attorney General shall not be used as an addressfor voter registration or verification purposes.

(f)         For purposes oflevying and collecting property taxes on motor vehicles pursuant to Article 22Aof Chapter 105 of the General Statutes, the Attorney General shall issue to thecounty, city, or town assessor or tax collector a list containing the names andactual addresses of program participants residing in that county, city, ortown. This list shall be used only for the purposes of listing, appraising, orassessing taxes on motor vehicles and collecting property taxes on motorvehicles in the county, city, or town. The county, city, or town assessor ortax collector or any current or former officer, employee, or agent of anycounty, city, or town, who in the course of service to or employment by thecounty, city, or town has access to the name and actual address of a programparticipant, shall not disclose this information to any other person.

(g)        The substituteaddress designated by the Attorney General shall not be used for purposes oflisting, appraising, or assessing taxes on property and collecting taxes onproperty under the provisions of Subchapter II of Chapter 105 of the GeneralStatutes.

(h)        The substituteaddress designated by the Attorney General shall not be used as an address byany register of deeds on recorded documents or for the purpose of indexing landregistered under Article 4 of Chapter 43 of the General Statutes in the indexof registered instruments pursuant to G.S. 161‑22.

(i)         A local schooladministrative unit shall use the actual address of a program participant forany purpose related to admission or assignment pursuant to Article 25 ofChapter 115C of the General Statutes and shall keep the actual addressconfidential from the public under the provisions of this Article. Thesubstitute address designated by the Attorney General shall not be used as anaddress for admission or assignment purposes. For purposes of student recordscreated under Chapter 115C of the General Statutes, the substitute addressdesignated by the Attorney General shall be used.

(j)         Except asotherwise provided in this section, a program participant's actual address andtelephone number maintained by an agency of North Carolina is not a publicrecord within the meaning of Chapter 132 of the General Statutes. A programparticipant's actual address or telephone number maintained by the AttorneyGeneral or disclosed by the Attorney General pursuant to this Chapter is not apublic record within the meaning of Chapter 132 of the General Statutes. (2002‑171, s. 1.)