REPEAL LAWS DENIED SECTION 5 PRECLEARANCE.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 406 (Public) Filed Monday, March 25, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REPEAL LAWS AND ORDINANCES THAT WERE DENIED PRECLEARANCE UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965.
Intro. by Brunstetter, Brock.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-343 (Senate Action) (Jul 23 2013)

Bill History:

S 406/S.L. 2013-343

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 25 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO REPEAL LAWS AND ORDINANCES THAT WERE DENIED PRECLEARANCE UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965. Enacted July 23, 2013. Effective July 23, 2013.


  • Summary date: Jul 10 2013 - More information

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

    Amends proposed GS 120-30.9J as follows. Repeals any ordinance, resolution, act, policy, or law that prior to June 25, 2013 (was, January 1, 2013) the US Department of Justice interposed an objection or the US District Court for the District of Columbia denied a declaratory judgment under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Provides that the statute does not apply where the US Department of Justice withdrew its objection or after the Department interposed an objection, the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued a declaratory judgment that the ordinance, resolution, act, policy, or law did not violate Section 5.


  • Summary date: Mar 25 2013 - More information

    Enacts new GS 120-30.9J (Repeal of acts and ordinances which were denied preclearance), providing that any city/county ordinance or resolution, act, policy, or resolution of a county board of elections, or public or local law that was enacted by the General Assembly, for which prior to January 1, 2013, the US Department of Justice interposed an objection to, under the Voting Rights Act (VRA), and did not withdraw its objection is repealed.  Only in situations where the US District Court for the Disctrict of Columbia issued a declaratory judgement that such ordinance, resolution, act, law, or policy did not violate the VRA is such not repealed.


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