Bill Summary for S 51 (2021-2022)

Summary date: 

Mar 31 2021
S.L. 2021-39

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Senate Bill 51 (Local) Filed Wednesday, February 3, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF HAVELOCK, TOWNS OF BRIDGETON, COVE CITY, DOVER, RIVER BEND, AND TRENT WOODS, AND THE FIRST CRAVEN SANITARY DISTRICT, SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS.
Intro. by Sanderson.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Makes technical changes to the lead-in language of Section 1 to reflect subsequent amendments to SL 1959-718 and the correct existing language.

Adds the following. Amends Section III of the Charter of the Town of River Bend as filed with the Secretary of State. Provides for nonpartisan, runoff municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years in accordance with GS Chapter 163 (currently provides for elections in odd-numbered years and references specific GS Chapter 163 statutes to govern). Makes language gender neutral. Makes technical changes. Bars elections in the Town in 2021; provides for the terms of the Mayor and City Council members serving as of the effective date of the act to be extended by one year. Directs municipal elections to be held in 2022 and every two years thereafter. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

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