A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MORGANTON CONCERNING THE PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL FROM OFFICE AND MAKING CHANGES RELATED TO THE METHOD AND TIME OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:
Clarifies in the Morganton Charter that elections are to be held biennially on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years (previously, did not require election to be in odd-numbered years).
Amends the Charter of the City of Morganton to provide clarifying changes to the provisions and limitations concerning recall elections for certain officials. Provides that any registered voter may file a recall petition.
Makes various technical and clarifying changes.
Provides that a copy of the recall petition must be promptly delivered to the city manager for record keeping requirements.
Clarifies that, after a recall petition has been determined to be sufficient, the recall election must take place somewhere between 45 and 90 days after the petition has been certified with the understanding that if there is another general or special election during that time period the recall election is to be held in conjunction with that election. If no other election is taking place, the city is to call a special recall election to be held within that time period.
Clarifies that an official that resigned after a sufficient petition or removed after a recall election is not eligible for appointment to fill the vacancy caused by the removal or resignation.
Amends the effective date to provide that the act is effective July 1, 2014, applying to affidavits and petitions filed on or after that date (previously, effective when act became law).
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