ONSLOW/PENDER BD. ED. PARTISAN/SWAIN CLARIFY.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 293 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 8, 2017
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE MANNER OF ELECTION FOR THE ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM NONPARTISAN TO PARTISAN AND TO CLARIFY THE ELECTION METHOD FOR THE SWAIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Intro. by Cleveland, Shepard, Millis, Clampitt.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 11 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Short and Long Title Changes

House committee substitute to the 1st edition made changes to the short and long titles. The original titles are as follows:

ONSLOW BD. ED. PARTISAN/SWAIN CLARIFY ELECT.

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE MANNER OF ELECTION FOR THE ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM NONPARTISAN TO PARTISAN AND TO CLARIFY THE ELECTION METHOD FOR THE SWAIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.

H 293

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 29 2017 - More information

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

    Changes elections for the Board of Education of Pender County under SL 1973-976 from nonpartisan elections to partisan elections, beginning in 2018. Directs elections for the Board of Education to be held at the time of the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire, and to be held and conducted in accordance with the general laws governing primaries and elections for county officers, except as otherwise provided. Directs newly elected members to take office the first Monday of December of the year of their election. Directs vacancies for seats elected on a partisan basis to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37.1, and vacancies for seats elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2014 or 2016 to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37(f). Does not affect the terms of members elected in the 2014 or 2016 elections, and directs those members to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified. Makes conforming changes. Repeals SL 1949-546, as amended, concerning the nomination of members of the Board of Education of Pender County.

    Adds to the proposed changes to the election of the Swain County Board of Education, directing that vacancies on the Board for positions elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2014 or 2016 are to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37(f).

    Makes conforming changes to GS 115C-37.1(d), effective on the first Monday of 2018.

    Adds that the act applies to elections held on or after the date the act becomes law.

    Changes the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Mar 8 2017 - More information

    Changes elections for the Board of Education of Onslow County under SL 1993-583 from nonpartisan elections to partisan elections, beginning in 2018. Directs elections for the Board of Education to be held at the time of the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire, and to be held and conducted in accordance with GS Chapters 115C and 163. Directs vacancies for seats elected on a partisan basis to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37.1, and vacancies for seats elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2014 or 2016 to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37(f). Directs newly elected members to take office the first Monday of December of the year of their election. Does not affect the terms of members elected in the 2014 or 2016 elections, and directs those members to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified. Makes conforming changes.

    Repeals SL 1967-1174 containing the provisions setting forth the election method for the Board of Education in Swain County. Establishes that the Swain County Board of Education consists of five members to be nominated and elected on a partisan basis at the time of the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire, to be held and conducted in accordance with GS Chapters 115C and 163. Provides for declaration of nominees for a political party with no primary election when the number of candidates filing notice of candidacy is less or equal to the number of offices to be filled. Provides that two members are to be elected to serve four-year terms in 2018 and quadrennially thereafter, and three members are to be elected to serve four-year terms in 2020 and quadrennially thereafter. Directs newly elected members to take office the first Monday of December of the year of their election. Directs vacancies for seats elected on a partisan basis to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37.1. Directs that an organizational meeting is to be held on the first Monday in December, and biennially thereafter, to elect a chair and other necessary officers. Does not affect the terms of members elected in the 2014 or 2016 elections, and directs those members to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified.

    Makes conforming changes to GS 115C-37.1 to include Onslow and Swain counties in the specified counties to which the provisions concerning vacancies in offices of county boards elected on a partisan basis apply. Effective on the first Monday in December of 2018.


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