TOPSAIL BEACH CHARTER/BOARD VACANCIES.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 383 (Local) Filed Tuesday, March 19, 2019
AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TOPSAIL BEACH TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES ON THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND TO CLARIFY THE TIMING OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Intro. by C. Smith.

Status: Ch. SL 2019-44 (Jun 25 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Senate amendment to the 2nd edition changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TOPSAIL BEACH TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES ON THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.

Bill History:

H 383/S.L. 2019-44

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 25 2019 - More information

    AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TOPSAIL BEACH TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES ON THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND TO CLARIFY THE TIMING OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE PENDER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. SL 2019-44. Enacted June 25, 2019. Effective June 25, 2019.


  • Summary date: Jun 17 2019 - More information

    Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Repeals SL 1989-1008, which required that members of the Pender County Board of Education take office on the first day of July following election. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 


  • Summary date: Jun 11 2019 - More information

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

    Modifies the proposed changes to Section 4 of the Charter of the Town of Topsail Beach set out in SL 1963-67, as amended. Concerning vacancies in the office of mayor or commissioner, provides that when a vacancy occurs within 90 days of the next regular town election, the person appointed to fill the vacancy must serve the remainder of the unexpired term (previously, also applied to instances in which the term of office expires immediately following the next regular town election). In other instances in which a successor is elected, provides that the elected successor must serve (1) the remainder of the unexpired term or (2) a four-year term if the office was slated in the election to be for a full term of office (previously, only provided for the elected successor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term). Makes language gender-neutral. Clarifies that the act applies to vacancies existing on or after the date the act becomes law.


  • Summary date: Mar 19 2019 - More information

    Amends Section 4 of the Charter of the Town of Topsail Beach set out in SL 1963-67, as amended, which currently provides for any vacancy occurring in the office of mayor or commissioner to be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board of commissioners. Modifies the term of persons appointed to fill such a vacancy, to now provide for the person appointed to serve the remainder of the unexpired term only if the term of office expires immediately following the next regular Town election or if the next regular Town election will be held within 90 days after the vacancy occurs. Otherwise, requires a successor to be elected at the next regularly scheduled Town election held more than 90 days after the vacancy occurs, and the person appointed to fill the vacancy serves only until the elected successor takes office, with the elected successor serving the remainder of the unexpired term. Removes the provision requiring a mayor or a member of the board of commissioners to immediately forfeit their respective office upon conviction of a crime while in office.


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