(a) Notwithstanding Chapter 132 of the General Statutes, when a unit of local government maintains an electronic mail list of individual subscribers, Chapter 132 of the General Statutes does not require that unit of local government to provide a copy of the list. The list shall be available for public inspection in either printed or electronic format or both as the unit of local government elects.
(b) If a unit of local government maintains an electronic mail list of individual subscribers, the unit of local government and its employees and officers may use that list only:
(1) For the purpose for which it was subscribed to;
(2) To notify subscribers of an emergency to the public health or public safety; or
(3) In case of deletion of that list, to notify subscribers of the existence of any similar lists to subscribe to.
(N.C.S.L. 2010-83; Ord. No. 2020-Code-03, 12-17-2020)
Editor’s note: Codified at G.S. 132-1.13.