Bill Summary for H 523 (2013-2014)

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Jul 18 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 523 (Local) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE PITT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM TWELVE MEMBERS TO NINE, TO PROVIDE FOR FOUR-YEAR TERMS RATHER THAN SIX-YEAR TERMS, AND TO SHORTEN THE TIME BETWEEN THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE PITT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND WHEN THOSE MEMBERS TAKE OFFICE.
Intro. by B. Brown, Martin.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Rewrites the provisions of Section 2 through Section 8 of this act as follows. Provides that beginning in December 2014 there will be nine members on the Pitt County Board of Education elected only by voters residing in the county (was, ninemembers were to be elected from numbered single-member districts and three members from lettered single-member districts by the qualified voters of each district). Clarifies that Sections 2 and 3 of SL 1987-193 are repealed. Provides that elections are to be held in even-numbered years as terms expire, at the same time as the regular election of county officers. Requires that members take office at the time set by general state law and serve for terms of four years (was, six years, and previously called for an initial election ofthree members from lettered single-member districts in 2014 and six members from numbered single-member districts in 2016). Makes these provisions effective the first Monday in December 2014. Provides that in the 2014 election, the individual elected to fill the vacant seat for District 1, Seat A for the remainder of the term is to serve for two years, and three individuals are to be elected at large to serve atwo-year term. Provides that this act does not affect the terms of officeof any member elected in 2008 for a six-year term.

Provides that Section 1 of SL 1987-193, as amended by this act, is rewritten to provide that beginning in December 2014, the Pitt County Board of Education consists of nine members elected from single-member districts as described in Section 5 of SL 1987-193, as amended in this act to create nine single-member districts (was, six single-member districts).Only allows voters residing in the district (was, county) to vote for the member from that district. Effective the first Monday in December 2016. Provides that in the 2016 election, all nine members of the board are to be elected, with the five members receiving the lowest total number of votes each servinga term of four years and the four members receiving the highest total number of votes each serving a term of two years. Provides that all members elected in 2020 and thereafter are to serve a term of four years.

Except as otherwise provided, this act is effective when it becomes law.

Makes conforming changes to the act's title.

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