Bill Summary for S 169 (2023-2024)

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Summary date: 

Aug 16 2023
S.L. 2023-118

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
Senate Bill 169 (Local) Filed Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Intro. by Jarvis.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

Changes the act’s titles. 

Adds the following content.

Permits the Carteret County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education to contract or approve a tenant’s contract for design and construction of buildings on public school property. Exempts the contract and approval under from Article 8 (Public Contracts) of GS Chapter 143 and Article 12 (Sale and Disposition of Property) of GS Chapter 160A. Permits property subject to a contract under this provision to be leased to a public or private entity with a history of partnering with the Carteret County Board of Education for similar projects. Exempts any lease entered into under SL 2002-35 from Article 12 of GS Chapter 160A.

Amends Section 2.2 of Article II of the Charter of the City of Gastonia (SL 2017-37) to provide for election of City Council members from single-member electoral districts, known as wards. Provides that the wards shall be the wards approved by the Council on May 3, 2022. Amends Section 3.1 of Article III of the Charter to remove language referencing wards, and to include a requirement that elections shall be conducted in accordance with GS Chapter 163. Provides a staggered schedule of elections for the wards. Amendments to the city charter are effective at the first regular meeting of the city council held in 2025, and applicable to municipal elections held in 2025 and after.