Bill Summary for H 387 (2021-2022)

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Apr 27 2021

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House Bill 387 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 24, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY IN FILLING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL IN THE CITY OF DURHAM.
Intro. by Hawkins, Alston, Reives.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Further amends Sections 13.2 and 13.3 of the Charter of the City of Durham, SL 1975-671, as amended to allow the City Council to appoint a qualified person to fill a vacancy occurring in the office of Mayor or a member of City Council within 120 days of the vacancy (previously, required the appointment of a qualified person and did not specify a time frame). Requires the City Council to adopt a resolution calling a special election to fill the vacancy if the City Council does not appoint an individual to fill such vacancy within 120 days; requires that the resolution be adopted within seven days of the expiration of the 120 day period (current law requires the City Council to choose a person within 60 days of the vacancy, and if the Council fails to do so within that time period, the Council is barred from choosing and must call a special election by adopting a resolution within seven days of the 60-day period). Makes a technical change to Section 1, amending which laws have previously amended Section 13.2 of the Charter.

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