AN ACT TO CHANGE THE METHOD OF ELECTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF HIGH POINT TO HOLD THE ELECTIONS IN ODD‑NUMBERED YEARS AND BY A NONPARTISAN PRIMARY AND ELECTION METHOD AS PROVIDED BY GENERAL LAW AND TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TRYON. Enacted July 11, 2013. Effective July 11, 2013, except as otherwise provided.
Summary date: Jul 11 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Jul 3 2013 - View summary
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 4th edition.
Deletes proposed changes to Article IV, Regular Election Procedure, Section 4.3, and Article XV, Claims Against the Town, Section 15.1 of the Town of Tryon Charter, which made specified language gender neutral.
Summary date: Jul 2 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends the short and long titles.
Deletes Section 3 of the previous edition, which dealt with the preclearance of the changes made by Section 1 of the bill affecting voting under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Makes conforming changes.
Amends the Charter of the Town of Tryon, which is Section 1 of Chapter 441 of the 1971 Session laws, amending language throughout the Charter to make it gender neutral.
Provides that notwithstanding GS 160A-148(1), the Board of Commissioners will appoint the Tryon town clerk but can grant the town manager the authority to direct and supervise the town clerk to the extent deemed appropriate by the board. Makes conforming changes. Provides that the town manager does not have the authority to appoint or remove the town clerk. Requires the independent audit to be conducted pursuant to GS 159-34 by a certified public accountant or a qualified public accountant certified under GS Chapter 93 (was, qualified public accountant registered under GS 93). Provides that the Tryon Planning and Adjustment Board will be comprised of seven members and two alternates. Four members and one alternate, all residents of the Town of Tryon, are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and three members and one alternate, all residents of the area outside of and within one mile of the corporate limits of Tryon, are appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Polk County. Makes conforming changes. Provides that an 80% vote of the Planning and Adjustment Board will be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision, or determination of any administrative official with respect to the territory outside of and within one mile of the corporate limits of the Town of Tryon.
Summary date: Apr 16 2013 - View summary
House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends Section 3 of the act providing that if the changes affecting voting required by Section 1 of the act are subject to preclearance under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the municipal attorney for the City of High Point will submit the conduct of the referendum under this act to the Attorney General of the U.S., within 30 days of the act becoming law (was, required to submit the date of the election to the Attorney General).
Summary date: Apr 15 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Makes a clarifying change, providing that the referendum must be approved by the voters for the provision to electthemayor and council members for three-year terms in the 2014 election to take effect.
Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - View summary
Amends Sec. 3.1 of the City of High Point's charter to change the election cycle in which municipal elections are conducted to odd-numbered years (was, even-numbered years) beginning with the 2017 election, and to change the method of electing the mayor and city council members to the nonpartisan primary (was, plurality) and election method under GS 163-294 (was, GS 163-292). For the 2014 election only, the mayor and council members would be elected for three-year terms. Requires these changes be approved by referendum in the November 2014 general election and provides for preclearance submittal if required under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Effective when the act becomes law unless otherwise provided.