Bill Summary for S 288 (2021-2022)

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Mar 15 2021

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Senate Bill 288 (Local) Filed Thursday, March 11, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ELECTIONS FOR THE BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE TOWN OF RUTHERFORD COLLEGE SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS AND TO CHANGE THE ELECTION METHOD OF THE BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE CALDWELL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM NONPARTISAN TO PARTISAN.
Intro. by Daniel.

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Section 1.1

Amends the Charter of the City of Morganton, SL 1975-180 as amended, to provide for municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years rather than odd-numbered years. Provides for the election of the mayor and two council members for four-year terms in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter, and the election of two council members in 2026 and quadrennially thereafter. Makes conforming changes. Specifies that elections are to be conducted in compliance with state law. 

Directs regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2021 with two council members elected in 2021 to serve five-year terms. Extends the terms of the mayor and two council members elected in 2019 by one year. 

Section 1.2

Similarly amends the Charter of the Town of Connelly Springs, SL 1989-528 as amended, to provide for municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years rather than odd-numbered years. Provides for the election of the three council members for four-year terms in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter, and the election of three council members and the mayor in 2026 and quadrennially thereafter. Makes conforming changes. Specifies that elections are to be conducted in compliance with state law and sets the election day.

Directs regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2021 with the mayor and three council members elected in 2021 to serve five-year terms. Extends the terms of the three council members elected in 2019 by one year. 

Section 1.3

Similarly amends the Charter of the Town of Drexel, SL 1913-24 as amended,  to provide for municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years rather than odd-numbered years. Changes the governing body of the Town to include the mayor and four aldermen rather than three commissioners. Provides for the election of the mayor and aldermen for four-year terms in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter. Makes conforming and technical changes. Specifies that elections are to be conducted in compliance with state law and sets the election day.

Directs regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2021 with the mayor and aldermen elected in 2021 to serve three-year terms.

Section 1.4

Amends the Charter of the Town of Glen Alpine, SL 1883-61 as amended, to provide for municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years rather than odd-numbered years. Provides for the election of two aldermen for four-year terms in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter, and the election of the mayor and three aldermen in 2026 and quadrennially thereafter. Makes conforming changes. Specifies that elections are to be conducted in compliance with state law and sets the election day.

Directs regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2021 with the mayor and three aldermen elected in 2021 to serve five-year terms. Extends the terms of the two aldermen elected in 2019 by one year. 

Section 1.5

Amends the Charter of the Town of Hildebran, SL 1899-212 as amended, to provide for municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years rather than odd-numbered years. Provides for the election of the two commissioners for four-year terms in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter, and the election of three commissioners and the mayor in 2026 and quadrennially thereafter. Makes conforming changes and technical changes. Specifies that elections are to be conducted in compliance with state law and sets the election day.

Directs regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2021 with the mayor and three commissioners elected in 2021 to serve five-year terms. Extends the terms of the two commissioners elected in 2019 by one year. 

Section 1.6

Amends the Charter of the Town of Rutherford College, SL 1977-452 as amended, to provide for municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years rather than odd-numbered years. Provides for the election of the three council members for four-year terms in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter, and the election of three council members and the mayor in 2026 and quadrennially thereafter. Makes conforming changes. Specifies that elections are to be conducted in compliance with state law and sets the election day.

Directs regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2021 with the mayor and three council members elected in 2021 to serve five-year terms. Extends the terms of the three council members elected in 2019 by one year. 

Section 1.7

Amends the Charter of the Town of Valdese, SL 1977-847 as amended, to provide for municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years rather than odd-numbered years. Provides for the election of the two council members representing election wards four and five for four-year terms in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter, and the election of three council members representing election wards one, two, and three, and the mayor, in 2026 and quadrennially thereafter. Makes conforming changes. Specifies that elections are to be conducted in compliance with state law, including adding a statutory cross-reference for nonpartisan plurality election provisions, and sets the election day.

Directs regular municipal elections to be conducted in 2021 with the mayor and three council members elected in 2021 to serve five-year terms. Extends the terms of the two council members elected in 2019 by one year. 

Section 2.1

Notwithstanding the plan to establish one administrative unit for all three of the Burke County School Units, as identified, directs that the Burke County Board of Education is to be elected on a nonpartisan basis for four-year terms at the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire, beginning in 2024. Provides for the election of four members in 2024 and quadrennially thereafter, and three members in 2026 and quadrennially thereafter. Details office qualification and expiration.

Extends the terms of members elected in 2019 or 2021, or any appointees to fill vacancies thereof, by one year.

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