FILL CERTAIN VACANCIES/ALEXANDER & BURKE CO. (NEW)

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Senate Bill 12 (Local) Filed Thursday, January 31, 2019
AN ACT RELATING TO THE MANNER IN WHICH VACANCIES ARE FILLED IN THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF IN ALEXANDER COUNTY AND THE OFFICES OF SHERIFF, REGISTER OF DEEDS, AND BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IN BURKE COUNTY.
Intro. by Wells.

Status: Ch. SL 2019-5 (Mar 19 2019)

SOG comments (3):

Identical bill

Identical to H 55, filed 2/12/19.

Long title change

Senate amendment to the First Edition changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF OF ALEXANDER COUNTY.

Long title change

House committee substitute changed the long title. Previous long title was AN ACT RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF OF ALEXANDER COUNTY AND SHERIFF OF BURKE COUNTY.

Bill History:

S 12/S.L. 2019-5

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 19 2019 - More information

    AN ACT RELATING TO THE MANNER IN WHICH VACANCIES ARE FILLED IN THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF IN ALEXANDER COUNTY AND THE OFFICES OF SHERIFF, REGISTER OF DEEDS, AND BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IN BURKE COUNTY. Enacted March 19, 2019. Effective March 19, 2019.


  • Summary date: Mar 6 2019 - More information

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

    Amends GS 161-5(a2) to require vacancies occurring from any cause in the office of the Burke County register of deeds to be filled by appointment of a qualified individual by the board of commissioners, without being bound by the recommendation of the county executive committee of the political party of which the officer being replaced was a member (under the general provision in subsection (a1), the board of commissioners is bound by the executive committee's recommendation so long as the committee makes the recommendation within 30 days of the vacancy).

    Amends GS 153A-27.1, removing Burke County from the scope of the statute, which requires vacancies of the board of commissioners be filled by appointment of a qualified person by the remaining board members but bounds the board by the recommendation of the appropriate county executive committee political party of which the the commissioner being replaced was a member so long as a recommendation is made within 30 days of the vacancy. Thereby, Burke County board of commissioner vacancies will be filled pursuant to the general provisions of GS 153A-27, which does not bind the board by the county executive committee recommendation.

    Makes conforming changes to the act's long and short titles. 


  • Summary date: Feb 18 2019 - More information

    Senate amendment to the 1st edition further amends the scope of GS 162-5.1 so that it also no longer applies to Burke County. The statute provides that if there is a vacancy in the office of sheriff, the coroner of the county must execute all process directed to the sheriff until the board elects a new sheriff, and sets out additional requirements for filling the sheriff vacancy. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Jan 31 2019 - More information

    Amends the scope of GS 162-5.1 so that it no longer applies to Alexander County. The statute provides that if there is a vacancy in the office of sheriff, the coroner of the county must execute all process directed to the sheriff until the board elects a new sheriff, and sets out additional requirements for filling the sheriff vacancy.


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