EVEN-YEAR ELECT CRAVEN LOCAL GOV'TS. (NEW)

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Senate Bill 51 (Local) Filed Wednesday, February 3, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF HAVELOCK, TOWNS OF BRIDGETON, COVE CITY, DOVER, RIVER BEND, AND TRENT WOODS, AND THE FIRST CRAVEN SANITARY DISTRICT, SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS.
Intro. by Sanderson.

Status: Ch. SL 2021-39 (Jun 16 2021)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title. Original title was AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF TRENT WOODS SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS AND TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF TOWN OFFICERS ELECTED IN 2019 BY ONE YEAR.

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Previous long title was AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWNS OF RIVER BEND AND TRENT WOODS SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS AND TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF TOWN OFFICERS ELECTED IN 2019 BY ONE YEAR.

 

Bill History:

S 51/S.L. 2021-39

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 16 2021 - More information

    AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF HAVELOCK, TOWNS OF BRIDGETON, COVE CITY, DOVER, RIVER BEND, AND TRENT WOODS, AND THE FIRST CRAVEN SANITARY DISTRICT, SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS. SL 2021-39. Enacted June 16, 2021. Effective June 16, 2021.


  • Summary date: Jun 9 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Makes organizational changes. Changes the act's titles.

    Adds the following new content.

    Amends the Charter of the City of Havelock, found in SL 1959-952, as amended, providing for regular elections of the mayor and board of commissioners in even-numbered years in accordance with the state uniform municipal election laws to elect commissioners for staggered terms of four years and the mayor for a term of four years (currently held in odd-numbered years). Eliminates language providing for the election winners. Prohibits the City from conducting a municipal election in 2021 and extends the terms of office for the mayor and commissioners serving on the effective date of the act by one year. Requires regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2022 and biennially thereafter.

    Amends the Charter of the Town of Bridgeton, found in SL 1989-621, providing for regular municipal elections to be held biennially in even-numbered years beginning in 2022 (currently held in odd-numbered years). Makes conforming changes. Prohibits the Town from conducting a municipal election in 2021 and extends the terms of office for the mayor and commissioners serving on the effective date of the act by one year. Requires regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2022 and biennially thereafter.

    Amends the Charter of the Town of Cove City, found in SL 1907-64, as amended, providing for regular municipal elections to be held quadrennially rather than biennially, beginning in 2024 (currently held in odd-numbered years). Adds that elections are to be held in accordance with state uniform municipal election laws (previously identified specific state laws). Prohibits the Town from conducting a municipal election in 2023 and extends the terms of office for the mayor and commissioners serving on the effective date of the act whose terms are set to expire in 2023 by one year. Requires regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter.

    Adds the following to the Charter of the Town of Dover, found in SL 1901-375. Explicitly provides for the mayor and five-member board of commissioners to be the Town's governing body, with the mayor and commissioners elected for two-year terms. Provides for biennial regular municipal elections beginning in 2022 to be conducted in accordance with state uniform municipal election laws. Requires a mayor and commissioners to be elected to fill the seats of the officers whose terms are expiring. Requires results to be determined with the nonpartisan plurality method of elections. Prohibits the Town from conducting a municipal election in 2021 and extends the terms of office for the mayor and commissioners serving on the effective date of the act by one year. Requires regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2022 and biennially thereafter.

    Revises the proposed changes to the Town of River Bend, making technical changes to the lead-in language identifying the Charter to reflect current language and corrects the existing language provided. Further amends the Charter, as now identified, to provide for staggered four-year terms (was two-year terms without explicitly requiring staggered terms) for commissioners, and a four-year rather than two-year term for mayor. Makes technical changes.

    Revises the proposed changes to the Charter of the Town of Trent Woods, found in SL 1959-718, as amended. Corrects a GS Chapter cross-reference. Clarifies that the proposed change to require regular municipal elections be held in each even-numbered year applies beginning in 2022 and thereafter (was in 2022), and that the mayor and commissioners be elected to serve two-year terms beginning in 2022 and thereafter and biennially thereafter (was in 2022 and biennially thereafter). Makes technical changes. Extends the terms of the Mayor and commissioners serving on the effective date of the act by one year (was those elected in 2019 by one year until 2022). Requires that regular municipal elections be conducted in 2022 and biennially thereafter (was in 2022).

    Amends SL 2009-55 to require elections for the First Craven Sanitary District to be held in even-numbered years in accordance with the state uniform municipal election laws, with members from Seats 1 and 2 elected in 2022 and quadrennially thereafter, and members from Seats 3, 4, and 5 in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter (was odd-numbered years). Prohibits the First Craven Sanitary District from conducting elections in 2021 and extends the terms of office for members serving on the effective date of the act by one year. Requires regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2022 and biennially thereafter.


  • Summary date: Mar 31 2021 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Makes technical changes to the lead-in language of Section 1 to reflect subsequent amendments to SL 1959-718 and the correct existing language.

    Adds the following. Amends Section III of the Charter of the Town of River Bend as filed with the Secretary of State. Provides for nonpartisan, runoff municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years in accordance with GS Chapter 163 (currently provides for elections in odd-numbered years and references specific GS Chapter 163 statutes to govern). Makes language gender neutral. Makes technical changes. Bars elections in the Town in 2021; provides for the terms of the Mayor and City Council members serving as of the effective date of the act to be extended by one year. Directs municipal elections to be held in 2022 and every two years thereafter. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Feb 3 2021 - More information

    Amends the Trent Woods Town Charter, SL 1959-718, as amended, as follows. Requires that beginning in 2022 regular municipal elections be held in each even-numbered year. Specifies that the Mayor and commissioners serve two-year terms; requires that beginning in 2022, the Mayor and commissioners be elected to serve two-year terms.

    Specifies that no municipal elections are to be held in Trent Woods in 2021. Extends the terms of the Mayor and commissioners elected in 2019 by one year until 2022.


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