Bill Summary for S 897 (2015-2016)

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Jun 24 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 897 (Local) Filed Wednesday, June 22, 2016
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS FOR THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE.
Intro. by Apodaca.

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

Adds clarifying language to proposed subsection (c) of the Charter of the City of Asheville, Section 6, Chapter 121, Private Laws of 1931 (as amended by city ordinances), specifying that the voting tabulation districts, tracts, block groups, and blocks in this section are the same as shown on the 2010 Census Redistricting TIGER/Line Shapefiles. 

Makes numerous technical corrections to the bill, including underlining all the voting tabulation districts and blocks as to indicate that they are new and being added to the existing law.

Adds provisions establishing that nothing in the act affects the authority of the City of Asheville to annex pursuant to GS Chapter 160A, Article 4A. 

Also provides that the Legislative Services Officer must certify a true copy of the block assignment file associated with any mapping software used to generate the language in Section 1 of the act. Further directs the Legislative Services Officer is to deliver the certified true copy of the block assignment file to the Clerk of the City of Asheville. 

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