Bill Summary for H 9 (2013-2014)

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Jan 30 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 9 (Public) Filed Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO LIMIT THE TERMS OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE TO TWO GENERAL ASSEMBLIES.
Intro. by Tillis.

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Amends the North Carolina Constitution (Constitution) as the title indicates. Proposes that only service as Speaker of the House of Representatives (Speaker) for any part of an odd-numbered year constitutes service as Speaker for that General Assembly for the purposes of the Constitution, Article II, Section 15 as amended.

Proposes that only service as President Pro Tempore of the Senate (President Pro Tem) for any part of an odd-numbered year constitutes service as President Pro Tem for that General Assembly for the purposes of the Constitution, Article II, Section 14 as amended.

Directs that both of the proposed amendmentsbe submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the November 2014 general election with a "for" or "against" question presented on the ballot regarding the constitutional amendments providing that the Speaker and the President Pro Tem may not serve more than two terms.

Provides that if the majority vote is in favor of the proposed amendments that (1) the State Board of Elections is to certify the amendments to the Secretary of State and (2) the amendments become effective upon the convening of the next General Assembly on or after January 1, 2015. Prohibits service as Speaker or President Pro Tem prior to January 1, 2015 from being considered for purposes of the proposed amendments.

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