A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL PETITION BE SUBMITTED TO THE MUNICIPAL INCORPORATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE, TO SET A TIME LIMIT ON THE LIFE OF THE PETITIONS SUBMITTED TO THAT SUBCOMMITTEE, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 120-163, Petitions, providing that, concerning the petitions provided for in GS 120-163(a)(1), the county board of elections is required to verify and return the petition to the person who presented it within 30 working days of receipt (was, 15 working days). Repeals language that provided for a tolling of the verification and return time window for petitions during specified time periods surrounding elections.
Provides that the petitions provided for in GS 120-163(a)(2), regarding real property owners, are required to be verified and returned by the county tax assessor within 30 working days of receipt (was, 15 working days).
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