Bill Summary for H 420 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO MODIFY THE PROCESS FOR FILLING VACANCIES ON THE CITY COUNCIL IN THE CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM.Intro. by Montgomery, Lambeth, Conrad, Terry.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Further modifies Section 12K(a) of the Charter of the City of Winston-Salem (as codified by the act in SL 1971-1248) as follows.
Now requires the Winston-Salem City Council (Council) to adopt a resolution calling for a special primary and election when there is a vacancy on the Council and the unexpired term at the time of the vacancy is effective (rather than occurs) for twelve months or more. Modifies the special provisions for general elections to remove the requirement that there be a space for write-in candidates printed on ballots. Modifies Section 12K(c), as codified, to no longer provide for vacancies to be filled under Section 12K for Council vacancies created by failure to attend meetings for 90 consecutive days or willfully neglecting or refusing to serve. Makes technical conforming changes to internal references. Makes language gender-neutral.
Deletes the provisions of previous Section 2 of the act, which set forth criteria for seats subject to special primaries and elections and required the City Council to reimburse the Forsyth County Board of Elections for the costs of administering any special primary and election.
Makes conforming changes.