Bill Summary for S 317 (2013-2014)

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Jul 22 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 317 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM ELEVEN TO NINE MEMBERS, TO ESTABLISH REVISED DISTRICTS FOR THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THAT BOARD, AND TO DISTRICT THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Intro. by Wade.

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

Amends the short and long titles.

Provides that effective the first Monday in December of 2016, the Guilford Board of Education will reduce in size from 11 members to 9 members, by creating eight single-member districts with one at-large seat. In the 2016 general election and every four years after that, those elected in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 7 would be elected to a two-year term with subsequent members being elected to four-year terms. In the 2016 general election, Districts 4, 5, 6, 8 and the at-large member would be elected to four-year terms and every four years after that; members in 1, 2, 3, and 7 would be elected for two-year terms and then to four-year terms is 2018.  The districts and boundaries to be used are as provided and described in the act. Amends the makeup of the districts. Makes conforming changes.

Subject to a voter referendum conducted during the May 2014 primary, if favorable, elections concerning the Guilford Board of Education will become partisan beginning with the 2016 election cycle. Effective December 1, 2016, vacancies on the Board would be filled as provided for in Section 6 of Chapter 78 of SL 1991, in accordance with GS 115C-37.1 and based on recommendations by the executive committee of the party of the vacating member.

Amends the makeup of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, providing that the Board of Commissioners would expand to have seven members (was, five members elected at large for four-year staggered terms). Five members would be elected from single-member residency districts and two members would be elected at large. All members would be elected to serve four-year terms. In 2014 and every four years after that, members from Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 and one at-large member would be elected. In 2016 and every four years after that, a member from District 5 and one at-large member would be elected. Provides that this act does not alter or change the term of office for any member that expires in 2016. Effective July 1, 2011.

Effective July 1, 2014, the Stanly County Board of Education would be reduced from nine members to seven members. Five members would be elected from single-member residency districts and two members elected at large. All members would serve four-year terms. Starting in 2014, and every four years after that, a member from District 1 and one at-large member would be elected. Beginning in 2016 and every four years after that, one member each from Districts 2, 3, 4, and 5 and one at-large member would be elected. The districts and boundaries to be used in the elections are as provided and described in the act.

Amends the enactment clause, providing that except as provided in the act, the provisions are effective when the act becomes law.  Provides that Sections 1 and 2 of the act do not affect the terms of office of members of the Guilford County Board of Education elected in 2010 or 2012.

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