Bill Summary for H 291 (2011-2012)

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Summary date: 

Mar 9 2011
S.L. 2011-156

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 291 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Intro. by Cook.

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Bill summary

As title indicates, amends the Town of Belhaven’s charter to authorize the removal of its mayor and members of the town council upon the filing of a sufficient recall petition, signed by at least 20% of the registered voters of the town, and affirmative vote of a majority of those voting in a recall election. Directs the board of elections to conduct the election if it receives a valid petition from the town clerk and specifies the ballot language. Specifies that if the recall election is successful, removal of the officer occurs on the date the board of elections certifies the election results. Provides that the vacancy created by removal must be filled according to the provisions of GS 160A-63. An officer who is removed may not be appointed or reappointed to any elective office of the Town during the remainder of the unexpired term. Prohibits a recall petition from being filed within six months of the expiration of an officer’s term and allows only one recall election during an officer’s term.