AN ACT REQUIRING THE LINCOLN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REVISE ITS RESIDENCY DISTRICTS AFTER EACH DECENNIAL CENSUS AS IF THEY WERE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS AND REQUIRING THE CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REVISE ITS ELECTION DISTRICTS AFTER EACH DECENNIAL CENSUS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/30/11, 6/14/11, and 6/17/11. Enacted June 18, 2011. Effective June 18, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 23 2011 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 17 2011 - View summary
Conference report recommends the following changes to 2nd edition to reconcile matters in controversy. States that the Lincoln County Board of Education consists of seven members. Requires that five members be residents and qualified voters of the districts according to membership allocations made by the Lincoln County Board of Education with the population of each district being within 5% of the ideal population, and that two members be elected from the county at large without regard to district residency. Directs the Lincoln County Board of Education to revise the district boundaries set out by the Board of Education after each federal census so as to correct population imbalances among the districts. Directs the Lincoln County Board of Education to draw residency districts, as required, for use in the 2012 elections using population data from the 2010 federal decennial census. Makes other clarifying changes.
Summary date: Jun 14 2011 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Adds new section to modify Section 3(f) of Chapter 80 of the 1995 Session Laws to require the Chatham County Board of Education to adopt a resolution dividing election District Number Four into two resident districts using population data from the 2010 federal decennial census. Specifies the terms of office of the board members elected in the two new districts. Directs the Chatham Board of Education to revise its resident district boundaries if appropriate to equalize the population among the districts after each subsequent federal decennial census. Prohibits the Chatham Board of Education from revising its election district boundaries until each subsequent federal decennial census. Specifies certain procedural requirements. Makes conforming changes to title.
Summary date: Mar 30 2011 - View summary
Amends SL 1973-876, as amended, as the title indicates. Requires that the district revisions begin in 2011. Prohibits the board of education from revising the districts again until a new federal census of population is taken. Requires the population of each district to be within 5% of the ideal population, which is one-sixth of the county’s total population.