AN ACT TO RESTRUCTURE THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 6/15/11 and 6/16/11. Enacted June 17, 2011. Effective June 17, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 18 2011 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 16 2011 - View summary
Senate amendment makes the following changes to 3rd edition. Rewrites in its entirety Section 2.(d) of the 3rd edition, which specifically prescribed electoral districts for members of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners. New provisions 2.1 and 4 direct the Guilford County Board of Commissioners to adopt a districting plan with eight single-member districts (does not change previous edition providing that 9th commission member will be elected at-large). The board must adopt the plan within 60 days of the act becoming law. The plan must meet the following criteria: (1) include at least three districts with a black voting age population of greater than 50%, (2) deviate total population from ideal population by no more than 10%, (3) minimize divided precincts, (4) respect communities of interest, (5) comply
with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and all applicable state and federal law, (6) use 2010 federal census population, (7) not consider incumbents' place of residence except as necessary to comply with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Unexpired terms of office of incumbent members of the board are not affected by new district boundaries. The board is directed to seek preclearance of the plan under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and is authorized to seek the assistance of the North Carolina Attorney General in making its submittal. If the plan is not precleared, the board is directed to adopt a revised plan taking into account objections raised by the US Department of Justice or the District Court for the District of Columbia. If the provisions of the act prescribing the process and criteria by which the board must adopt a districting plan or any districting plan drawn pursuant to those provisions is not precleared by the 10th day before candidate filing opens in 2012, the provisions or districting plan will not become effective until the 2014 election, and the 2012 election will be conducted under current law. Effective when the act becomes law (was, January 1, 2012).
Summary date: Jun 15 2011 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes all provisions of previous edition and replaces them with AN ACT TO RESTRUCTURE THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. Repeals SL 1991-136, as reenacted, which concerns the restructuring of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners. Provides that, effective the first Monday of December 2012, the Board of Commissioners of Guilford County is to consist of 9 members. Details member election procedure and terms of members. Provides that candidates must reside in the district for which they seek to be elected. Specifies the Guilford County districts. Provides that following the 2020 Census, and each Census thereafter, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners may revise the election districts. Directs the Guilford County Commissioners to submit any changes required by the act to the United States Department of Justice pursuant to section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Effective January 1, 2012.
Summary date: Jun 1 2011 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes all provisions of previous edition and replaces them with AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY THE AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF MERCHANT CREDIT CARD PROCESSING CONTRACTS. As title indicates. Provides reporting requirements.
Summary date: Mar 23 2011 - View summary
Enacts new GS 22B-4 to provide that any contract provision that provides for the automatic renewal of a merchant credit card processing contract is against public policy and such a contract is void and unenforceable. Provides that nothing in this proposed section prohibits the renewal of contracts following a 60-day notice of an upcoming expiration from the processing company and an acceptance of the renewal signed by the merchant. Effective October 1, 2011, and applies to contract's entered into on or after that date and to contracts currently scheduled to renew automatically on or after that date.