GUILFORD AND STANLY ELECTION SYSTEMS (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 317 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM ELEVEN TO NINE MEMBERS, TO ESTABLISH REVISED DISTRICTS FOR THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THAT BOARD, AND TO DISTRICT THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Intro. by Wade.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-361 (Senate Action) (Jul 26 2013)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

The House committee substitute to the 2nd edition amends the act's long title. The original title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND LIMITED VOTING FOR THE AT-LARGE SEATS.

Long title change

Conference report changed the long title. Previous long title was A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM ELEVEN TO NINE MEMBERS, TO ESTABLISH REVISED DISTRICTS FOR THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND SUBJECT TO A REFERENDUM, PROVIDE FOR PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THAT BOARD, AND TO DISTRICT THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIIONERS AND THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Bill History:

S 317/S.L. 2013-361

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 29 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM ELEVEN TO NINE MEMBERS, TO ESTABLISH REVISED DISTRICTS FOR THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THAT BOARD, AND TO DISTRICT THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. Enacted July 26, 2013. Effective July 26, 2013, except as otherwise provided.


  • Summary date: Jul 25 2013 - More information

    Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

    Amends the long title.

    Provides that the nine members of the Board of Education of the Guilford County School Administrative Unit will be elected on a partisan basis (was, nonpartisan primary basis).

    Amends the provisions concerning election for board members, providing that in the 2016 general election, members for Districts 2,4, 6, and 8 and the at-large member will be elected for two-year terms. In 2018 and every four years after that, members for Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 and the at-large member will be elected for four-year terms. In 2016 and every four years after that, members for Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 will be elected for four-year terms (previously, in the 2016 general election and every four years after that, those elected in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 7 would be elected to a two-year term with subsequent members being elected to four-year terms. In the 2016 general election, Districts 4, 5, 6, 8 and the at-large member would be elected to four-year terms and every four years after that; members in 1, 2, 3, and 7 would be elected for two-year terms and then to four-year terms in 2018).  Amends the makeup of the districts and makes conforming changes.

    Deletes the provisions of section 2(a) of the act, which previously made the Board of Education of the Guilford County School Administrative Unit elections partisan.

    Changes the effective dates for the provisions concerning the election for the Guilford County Board of Education to the first Monday in December 2016. Makes technical changes to provisions regarding vacancies on the Guilford County Board of Education.

    Changes the effective date for the proposed changes to GS 115C-37.1(d) to the first Monday in December (was, December 1, 2016).

    Deletes provisions that provided for a voter referendum conducted during the May 2014 primary and, if favorable, the elections for the Guilford Board of Education would become partisan beginning with the 2016 election cycle.

    Changes the effective date for the section concerning election procedures for the County Commissioners of Stanly County to July 1, 2014 (was, effective the first Monday in December 2014).

     

     


  • Summary date: Jul 24 2013 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Makes technical corrections to the referendum language, clarifying that it refers to the Guilford County Board of Education elections.

    Provides that Section 4 of the act becomes effective the first Monday in December 2014 (was, July 1, 2014). In the 2014 elections and thereafter, members will be elected in accordance with this section.

     


  • Summary date: Jul 22 2013 - More information

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

    Amends the short and long titles.

    Provides that effective the first Monday in December of 2016, the Guilford Board of Education will reduce in size from 11 members to 9 members, by creating eight single-member districts with one at-large seat. In the 2016 general election and every four years after that, those elected in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 7 would be elected to a two-year term with subsequent members being elected to four-year terms. In the 2016 general election, Districts 4, 5, 6, 8 and the at-large member would be elected to four-year terms and every four years after that; members in 1, 2, 3, and 7 would be elected for two-year terms and then to four-year terms is 2018.  The districts and boundaries to be used are as provided and described in the act. Amends the makeup of the districts. Makes conforming changes.

    Subject to a voter referendum conducted during the May 2014 primary, if favorable, elections concerning the Guilford Board of Education will become partisan beginning with the 2016 election cycle. Effective December 1, 2016, vacancies on the Board would be filled as provided for in Section 6 of Chapter 78 of SL 1991, in accordance with GS 115C-37.1 and based on recommendations by the executive committee of the party of the vacating member.

    Amends the makeup of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, providing that the Board of Commissioners would expand to have seven members (was, five members elected at large for four-year staggered terms). Five members would be elected from single-member residency districts and two members would be elected at large. All members would be elected to serve four-year terms. In 2014 and every four years after that, members from Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 and one at-large member would be elected. In 2016 and every four years after that, a member from District 5 and one at-large member would be elected. Provides that this act does not alter or change the term of office for any member that expires in 2016. Effective July 1, 2011.

    Effective July 1, 2014, the Stanly County Board of Education would be reduced from nine members to seven members. Five members would be elected from single-member residency districts and two members elected at large. All members would serve four-year terms. Starting in 2014, and every four years after that, a member from District 1 and one at-large member would be elected. Beginning in 2016 and every four years after that, one member each from Districts 2, 3, 4, and 5 and one at-large member would be elected. The districts and boundaries to be used in the elections are as provided and described in the act.

    Amends the enactment clause, providing that except as provided in the act, the provisions are effective when the act becomes law.  Provides that Sections 1 and 2 of the act do not affect the terms of office of members of the Guilford County Board of Education elected in 2010 or 2012.


  • Summary date: Apr 17 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends Section 2 of SL 1991-78 to require that beginning in 2016, one member of the Guilford County Board of Education is to be elected from each of the nine numbered districts and one is to be elected from each of the two lettered districts. Provides that in the 2016 election and biennially thereafter, members for all districts are to be elected to two-year terms. Makes conforming changes, including delineating lettered districts.

    Effective December 1, 2016, repeals Section 6 of SL 1991-78 (providing for the filling of vacancies).

    Provides that the act does not affect the terms of office of members elected in 2010 or 2012.


  • Summary date: Mar 13 2013 - More information

    As the title indicates. Provides that the names and boundaries of voting tabulation districts as specified in this act are as shown on the 2010 Census Redistricting TIGER/Line Shapefiles (TIGER/Line). Provides that if any voting tabulation district boundary is changed, the change will notalter the boundary of the district which will remain the same as it is depicted in the TIGER/Line boundaries. This act applies only to Guilford County.


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