Bill Summaries: H400 (2021)

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  • Summary date: May 5 2021 - View summary

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Makes a clarifying change to the term of the chair of the Asheville City Board of Education. 


  • Summary date: Apr 21 2021 - View summary

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Requires that all seven members of the Asheville City Board of Education (Board), beginning in 2022, be elected using the nonpartisan primary and election method, removing the requirement that three of the members be appointed by Asheville's governing body. Makes changes throughout to remove references to the appointment of members. Specifies that Board members are to be elected at the time of the general election in each even-numbered year, and that the primary is to be on the date provided by GS 163-1 for county partisan primaries. Requires notice of candidacy to be filed on the schedule under GS 163-106.2 instead of GS 163-106(c) (which did not set out such schedule). Requires that members take office at the first regular meeting of the Board in December (was, June) following their election.

    Amends the provision creating staggered terms to now require that: (1) the four candidates receiving the highest number of votes serve four-year terms, and those seats will be up for election in 2026 and every four years thereafter and (2) the three candidates receiving the next highest number of votes serve two-year terms, with those seats up for election in 2024 and every four years thereafter. Clarifies that the terms of Board members serving at the time of the 2022 election expire upon the qualification of members elected to the Board under this act.

    Adds the repeal of SL 1953-745 and SL 1985-20.

    Makes additional conforming, clarifying, and technical changes. Changes the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Mar 24 2021 - View summary

    Requires that the Asheville City Board of Education (Board), beginning in 2022, be composed of seven members, with four of those members elected using the nonpartisan primary and election method, and with three of the members appointed by Asheville's governing body.

    Requires, beginning in 2022, that four members of the Board be elected using the nonpartisan primary and election method, with the primary held on the date provided by statute for county partisan primaries. Sets out provisions for conducting the election, for filing notice of candidacy, and printing candidate names on ballots without reference to any party affiliation. Specifies that any qualified voter residing in the Asheville City Administrative Unit will be eligible to vote in the general election for all candidates. Provides that members take office at the first regular Board meeting in June following their election, upon which the terms of their predecessors expire. Provides for filling vacancies.

    Sets out the following requirements for the 2022 election in order to set up staggered terms: (1) the two members receiving the highest number of votes are to serve four-year terms, and those seats will be up for election in 2026 and every four years thereafter and (2) the two members receiving the next highest number of votes are to serve two-year terms, with those seats up for election in 2024 and every four years thereafter. Specifies that successors to members elected in 2022 serve four-year terms.

    Requires, beginning in 2022, that the governing body of the City of Asheville appoint three members to the Board, with terms beginning at the first regular meeting of the Board in June. Requires the appointed members to be residents of the City and be known to be in favor of public education and interested in the welfare of the schools, to be appointed with the sole object in view of maintaining the efficiency of the schools and without any partisan prejudice or bias. Provides for filling vacancies. Sets out the following requirements for the appointments in 2022 in order to create staggered terms: (1) two members are to be appointed to serve four-year terms, and those seats will up for reappointment in 2026 and every four years thereafter and (2) one member is to be appointed to serve a two-year term, with the seat up for reappointment in 2024 and every four years thereafter. Specifies that successors serve four-year terms.

    Provides that terms of members appointed to the Board who are serving their terms in 2022 expire upon the qualification of members elected and appointed to the Board in accordance with this act.

    Provides for the election of a chair, establishing a quorum, and compensation of Board members.

    Repeals SL 1947-255, as amended, concerning the Board.

    Applies to elections conducted and appointments made on or after the date that this act becomes law.