AN ACT TO DECREASE THE DUPLIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF DUPLIN COUNTY TO A FIVE-MEMBER BOARD, TO ESTABLISH REVISED DISTRICTS FOR THOSE BOARDS, AND TO CONFIRM THAT REDISTRICTING REQUIREMENTS FOLLOWING EACH FEDERAL CENSUS APPLY TO THOSE BOARDS. Enacted July 23, 2013. Effective July 23, 2013.
Summary date: Jul 24 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Jul 17 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Deletes all provisions of the 3rd edition and replaces it with the following.
Repeals SL 2011-112 (Duplin elections).
Amends Section 1 of SL 1987-966 to reduce the membership of the Duplin County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education from six to five members, elected in partisan elections, effective the first Monday in December of 2014. Amends Section 5 and Section 6 of SL 1987-966, specifying from which district commissioners and members are to be elected, and the terms of their office, in 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020. Amends Section 8 of SL 1987-966 to delete the description of the districts and delineating the five new districts. Specifies that GS 153A-22 (redefining electoral district boundaries) applies to the Duplin County Board of Commissioners and GS 115C-37(i) (requiring local board of education to revise electoral district boundaries from time to time) applies to the Duplin County Board of Education.
Changes the act's titles.
Summary date: May 9 2013 - View summary
House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 143-318.10 to add that the obligation to record a closed session also does not apply to one that is closed to (1) prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential under state or federal law; (2) pursuant to GS 143-318.11(a)(3), when closed session is required to consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney‑client privilege between the attorney and the public body; or (3) pursuant to GS 143-318.11(a)(9), when closed session is required to discuss and take action regarding plans to protect public safety as it relates to existing or potential terrorist activity and to receive briefings on such activities.
Summary date: Apr 25 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Requires public bodies using sound or video recording before October 1, 2013, to use sound or video recording (previously also allowed use of similar resources) for closed sessions held on or after October 1, 2013.
Makes other clarifying changes to the effective date clause.
Summary date: Apr 15 2013 - View summary
Amends GS 143-318.10(e), establishing that in addition to the requirements of GS 143-318.10(f), when a public body meets in closed session, it will keep a general account of the closed session so that a person not in attendance would have a reasonable understanding of what transpired.
Enacts GS 143-318.10(f), providing that all closed sessions held by a public body will be recorded by either recording the audio only or audio and video. Recordings that become eligible for public inspection must be retained for at least two years from the date of the public release of the recording. Provides that the obligation to record a closed session meeting, as described above, does not apply to a closed session or a portion of a session that is closed pursuant to GS 143-318.11(a)(6).
This act becomes effective October 1, 2013. Public bodies using sound or video and sound recording pursuant to GS 143-318.10(e) before October 1, 2013, must use those or similar resources to record closed sessions held on or after October 1, 2013. Public bodies not using sound or video and sound recording pursuant to GS 143-318.10(e) before October 1, 2013, must begin using sound or video and sound recordings for closed sessions no later than July 1, 2014.