Rep. Jon Hardister Passes County Line Legislation
Raleigh, NC – Yesterday Rep. Jon Hardister and the NC General Assembly passed HB 1076 – Alamance/Guilford Boundary Line – which clarifies the boundary line between Alamance County and Guilford County. The bill was agreed upon and requested by both the Alamance and Guilford board of commissioners. It passed both the House and the Senate with a unanimous vote.
Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) is the lead sponsor of the legislation. He was joined by Reps. Steve Ross (R-Alamance), Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), Cecil Brockman (D-Guilford) and Amos Quick (D-Guilford).
Senators Trudy Wade (R-Guilford) and Rick Gunn (R-Alamance) supported and carried the bill in the Senate.
This bill sets the Alamance/Guilford county line according to a geodetic survey, without any buffers, and divides property taxes accordingly. It also allows children to continue attending the school where they are presently enrolled, provided that the county line clarification places their residence in a different county.
In the rare case that a residential dwelling falls upon the county line, the residence of the individual(s) at that location is usually determined by where the master bedroom is located.
“This is a common sense bill that clarifies the boundary line between Alamance County and Guilford County,” Hardister said. “I commend our local officials on this agreement, and I’m glad the General Assembly was able to resolve this matter. This will provide clarification and certainty for anyone living near the county line.”