AN ACT TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE PITT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM TWELVE MEMBERS TO NINE, TO PROVIDE FOR FOUR-YEAR TERMS RATHER THAN SIX-YEAR TERMS, AND TO SHORTEN THE TIME BETWEEN THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE PITT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND WHEN THOSE MEMBERS TAKE OFFICE. Enacted July 23, 2013. Effective the first Monday in December 2016.
Summary date: Jul 24 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Jul 18 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Rewrites the provisions of Section 2 through Section 8 of this act as follows. Provides that beginning in December 2014 there will be nine members on the Pitt County Board of Education elected only by voters residing in the county (was, ninemembers were to be elected from numbered single-member districts and three members from lettered single-member districts by the qualified voters of each district). Clarifies that Sections 2 and 3 of SL 1987-193 are repealed. Provides that elections are to be held in even-numbered years as terms expire, at the same time as the regular election of county officers. Requires that members take office at the time set by general state law and serve for terms of four years (was, six years, and previously called for an initial election ofthree members from lettered single-member districts in 2014 and six members from numbered single-member districts in 2016). Makes these provisions effective the first Monday in December 2014. Provides that in the 2014 election, the individual elected to fill the vacant seat for District 1, Seat A for the remainder of the term is to serve for two years, and three individuals are to be elected at large to serve atwo-year term. Provides that this act does not affect the terms of officeof any member elected in 2008 for a six-year term.
Provides that Section 1 of SL 1987-193, as amended by this act, is rewritten to provide that beginning in December 2014, the Pitt County Board of Education consists of nine members elected from single-member districts as described in Section 5 of SL 1987-193, as amended in this act to create nine single-member districts (was, six single-member districts).Only allows voters residing in the district (was, county) to vote for the member from that district. Effective the first Monday in December 2016. Provides that in the 2016 election, all nine members of the board are to be elected, with the five members receiving the lowest total number of votes each servinga term of four years and the four members receiving the highest total number of votes each serving a term of two years. Provides that all members elected in 2020 and thereafter are to serve a term of four years.
Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective when it becomes law.
Makes conforming changes to the act's title.
Summary date: May 1 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends SL 1987-193 to provide that the election of membersto the Pitt County Board of Education (Board)is to take place at the time of the general election (was, at the primary election) and to shorten the time between the election of a member and the the time the member takes office on the Board. Amends the questions on the ballots regarding reducing the size of the Board and shortening the term length of Board members to add to each ballot the matter of shortening the time between the election of a Board member and the time the member takes office. Provides that this act applies to elections occurring in 2014 and subsequent years.
Summary date: Apr 3 2013 - View summary
Repeals SL 2011-174 (Pitt County School Board election). Subject to the approval of qualified Pitt County voters during the 2013 general election, amends SL 1987-193 to provide that beginning in 2014, the Pitt County Board of Education will consist of nine (was, 12) members. Makes conforming deletions. Specifies how members are to be elected, including election from combined districts, and when members are to be elected. Delineates combined districts.
Includes additional provision setting out the term of the individual elected to fill the vacant seat for District 1. Provides that the act does not affect the terms of office of members elected for six-year terms in 2008.
Subject to the approval of qualified Pitt County voters during the 2013 general election, amends SL 1987-193, Section 4, to provide that beginning in 2014, members of the Pitt County Board of Education will take office at the first regular meeting of the board in July of the year of election (was, at the time set by general state law), and will serve four- (was, six-) year terms.
Summary date: Apr 2 2013 - View summary
To be summarized.