Senate committee substitute deletes the content of the 2nd edition and replaces it with the following.
Amends Section 4 of SL 1975-532, as amended, to require the candidates of the Buncombe County Board of Education representing districts to be voted on by the eligible voters residing in that district, and the candidate representing the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit at large to be voted on at large by the eligible voters residing in the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit (currently, requires candidates of the Buncombe County Board of Education and the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit to be voted on at large by the eligible voters residing in the Administrative Unit). Also eliminates the requirement that the Buncombe County Board of Education be elected by nonpartisan election. Makes a technical correction to specify that candidates representing districts cannot file their notice of candidacy earlier than noon on the first Friday in July. Makes language gender neutral. Makes further technical and clarifying changes.
Establishes parameters with which the Board must comply in establishing or revising electoral districts with regard to population data, territorial contiguity, racial data, district compactness, municipal boundaries, election data, member residence, and community considerations.
Requires the Board to establish the boundaries of the electoral districts required by the act on or before January 1, 2023, and revise the districts thereafter in accordance with state law.
Applies to elections conducted on or after January 1, 2024.
Changes the act's titles.
Bill Summaries: H118 (2021)
Summary date: Oct 6 2021 - View summary
Summary date: Mar 2 2021 - View summary
House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.
Expands the scope of the act to also include Avery, Cherokee, Clay, Davidson, Graham, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly County, Union, and Yancey Counties (was, Union County only).
Now authorizes rather than requires all public and nonpublic high schools to allow spectators at outdoor sporting events for the remainder of the scheduled 2020-21 school year as specified by the act.
Adds that for outdoor sporting facilities allowing spectators to bring their own seats, individuals sitting in their own seats do not count toward the limit on the number of spectators so long as those individuals maintain at least six feet of distance between themselves and anyone outside of their family. Makes additional clarifying and technical changes.
Changes the act's long title.
Summary date: Feb 17 2021 - View summary
Includes whereas clauses. Limits the scope of the act to Union County only. Requires all public and nonpublic high schools to limit the number of spectators at outdoor sporting events for the remainder of the scheduled 2020-21 school year, as follows. Defines spectator to exclude athletes, school employees, entertainers, and event support staff. Caps spectators at 50% capacity of an outdoor facility's approved occupancy capacity under the fire code, or no more than seven persons for every 1,000 feet for those without an approved occupancy capacity. Requires high schools to comply with the requirements of the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit as it existed on February 2, 2021, and the Interim Guidance for Administrators and Participants of Youth and Amateur Sports Programs as it existed on January 28, 2021, in allowing access to outdoor sporting facilities so long as the requirements are consistent with the act's provisions. Does not prohibit a school's implementation of stricter access to outdoor sporting events at that school.