FOUR-YEAR TERMS/TOWN OF BETHEL.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 477 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2019
AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERMS OF OFFICE FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BETHEL BEGINNING IN 2021.
Intro. by K. Smith.

Status: Ch. SL 2020-38 (Jun 25 2020)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Original long title was AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERMS OF OFFICE FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BETHEL BEGINNING IN 2021.

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition changed the long title.  Previous title was AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERMS OF OFFICE FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BETHEL BEGINNING IN 2021 AND TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF CORONER IN BLADEN COUNTY.

Bill History:

H 477/S.L. 2020-38

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 25 2020 - More information

    AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERMS OF OFFICE FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BETHEL BEGINNING IN 2021. SL 2020-38. Enacted June 25, 2020. Effective June 25, 2020.


  • Summary date: Jun 24 2020 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

    Removes provisions abolishing the office of coroner in Bladen County (such office is abolished by SL 2020-21, effective January 1, 2021).  Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Jun 24 2019 - More information

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

    Adds the following to the act. Abolishes the office of coroner in Bladen County. Specifies that GS Chapter 152 (Coroners) is not applicable to Bladen County. Effective on the earlier of the vacancy in the office of coroner in Bladen County or the expiration of the current elected term of office. Makes conforming changes, including amending the act's long title. 


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2019 - More information

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

    Further amends the Bethel Town Charter to specify that beginning in 2021, regular municipal elections are to be held quadrennially and conducted in accordance with general laws governing municipal elections. Provides for the mayor and commissioners to be elected to four-year terms, rather than to hold office for four-year terms, beginning in 2021. No longer specifically requires for a general municipal election to be held on the first Monday in May 2021, to elect the mayor and commissioners. Makes technical changes.


  • Summary date: Mar 27 2019 - More information

    Identical to S 198, filed 3/6/19.

    Amends the Bethel Town Charter as the title indicates.


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