AN ACT TO CHANGE THE ELECTION METHOD OF THE UNION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM NONPARTISAN TO PARTISAN. Enacted June 28, 2017. Effective June 28, 2017.
Summary date: Jun 28 2017 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 26 2017 - View summary
Senate amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies and adds to Section 2 of the act, now providing that vacancies on the Union County Board of Education (Board) are to be filled as follows beginning in 2018. Provides that vacancies for positions elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2014 or 2016 must be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37(f). Provides that vacancies for positions elected on a partisan basis in 2018 and thereafter must be filled by appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term by the remaining Board members (previously, filled by appointment in accordance with GS 115C-37.1 until the next election for members of the Board, at which time the remaining unexpired term must be filled by election). Requires the Board to appoint a person recommended by the county executive committee of the political party of which the vacating member is registered if the vacating member was elected as a nominee of the political party and that county executive committee makes a recommendation within 30 days of the occurrence of the vacancy (previous edition did not provide for recommendations from county executive committees of the political party of the vacating member). Provides for situations where only the qualified voters of an area less than the entire county were eligible to vote in the general election for the vacating member. Specifies eligibility requirements to fill a vacancy on the Board (previously, eligibility requirements were not expressly included).
Deletes the proposed changes to GS 115C-37.1(d).
Summary date: Mar 29 2017 - View summary
Provides that the Union County Board of Education consists of nine members, elected through partisan elections on even-numbered years to four-year terms, beginning with elections in 2018 and every two years thereafter. Provides for filling vacancies on the Board in accordance with GS 115C-37.1 (vacancies in offices of county boards elected on a partisan basis) or GS 115C-37 (concerning appointments to vacant seats on boards of education), as specified. Does not affect the terms of office of currently serving members of the Union County Board of Education. Repeals SL 1975-359 and SL 1989-136 (concerning elections to the Union County School Board).
Amends GS 115C-37.1 to add Union county to the list of counties to which that statute applies, effective December 3, 2018.
Except as otherwise specified, the act is effective when it becomes law.