Bill Summary for H 1153 (2019-2020)

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May 19 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 1153 (Local) Filed Tuesday, May 19, 2020
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A VOTER REFERENDUM ON CHANGING THE METHOD OF ELECTION OF THE IREDELL-STATESVILLE SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM PARTISAN TO NONPARTISAN.
Intro. by Fraley, McNeely.

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Subject to approval by voters during the November 3, 2020 election, makes the following changes.

Amends Section 3.5 of SL 2015-35, as amended, to require that beginning in 2022, members of the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education (Board of Education) be elected on a nonpartisan plurality basis instead of a partisan basis. Sets out deadlines for filing notice of candidacy. Makes additional conforming changes. Specifies that the act does not affect the terms of office of anyone elected to the Board of Education in 2018 or 2020. Requires each member elected in 2018 or 2020, or any member appointed to fill a vacancy for such a member, to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified.

Amends GS 115C-37.1, effective the first Monday in December of 2022, to exclude Iredell County from the statute (which concerns vacancies in offices of county boards elected on partisan basis in certain counties).

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