Bill Summary for H 5 (2018 Extra)

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Aug 4 2018

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View NCGA Bill Details2018 Extra Session
House Bill 5 (Public) Filed Saturday, August 4, 2018
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ELECTION LAWS OF THE STATE TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF NOTICE GIVEN BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS FOR AN ELECTION, TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REQUIRED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN REQUESTS TO CONVENE AN EXTRA SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO REQUIRE ADVANCED NOTICE OF THE EXTRA SESSION.
Intro. by W. Richardson.

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Amends GS 163A-769 to require that the county board of elections give at least 30 days (was, 20 days) notice before the registration is closed that there will be a primary, general, or special election. Makes additional conforming and clarifying changes.

Subject to approval by voters at the statewide general election in November of 2018, amends Section 11 of Article II of the North Carolina Constitution to require signatures from three-fourths (was, three-fifths) of the members of both the Senate and House of Representatives before the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House can convene the General Assembly in extra session. Adds that the date of the convening of the extra session can be no earlier than 10 days from the required joint proclamation; makes an exception for the case of an emergency that threatens the public health or safety or economic well-being of the State. Requires that citizens be provided of notice of the joint proclamation within one day by publication of the joint proclamation. If approved, effective upon certification and applies to extra sessions convened on or after that date.

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