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  • Summary date: Mar 7 2023 - View Summary

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

    Repeals the entirety (was, remainder) of SL 1981-551, concerning the Pamlico County Board of Education (Board).

    No longer amends Section 11 of SL 1987-939, and instead, repeals Sections 11 (which required the Board to be elected on a nonpartisan basis), 13 (an outdated provision that specified that the act did not impact the election of individuals elected in specified years or a specified election), and 10, as amended (which set out staggered terms). 

    Amends SL 1987-939, Section 8, as follows. Adds that the election of members of the Board is on a partisan basis (was, nonpartisan under Section 11) at the time of the general election in each even-numbered year, with members serving staggered four-year terms. Requires elections to be conducted in accordance with GS Chapters 115C and 163. Vacancies are to be filled in accordance with GS 115C-37.1 (partisan appointment methods to fill vacancies).

    Removes proposed new Section 11a to SL 1987-939, which concerned the filling of vacancies. 

    Requires beginning in 2024, that one member be elected from Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5 to serve four-year terms. Requires beginning in 2026 that one member be elected from District 4 and two from the county at-large to serve four year terms.

    Adds that any vacancy on the Board for a member elected in 2020 or 2022 must be filled by the remaining members of the Board. Makes conforming and clarifying changes.

  • Summary date: Feb 22 2023 - View Summary

    Repeals the remainder of SL 1981-551, as amended, concerning the Pamlico County Board of Education (Board).

    Amends section 11 of SL 1987-939 as follows. Changes the election of members of the Board from nonpartisan to partisan starting in 2024, with biennial partisan elections thereafter and the results determined by using the nonplurality method under state law. Sets filing requirements for notice of candidacy. 

    Enacts new section 11a to SL 1987-939.  Specifies that any vacancies for Board members elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2020 and 2022 should be filled by appointment by the remaining Board members to serve until the next Board election.  Starting in 2024, specifies that vacancies will be appointed using the partisan method specified in state law, with the appointed member serving until next election.  Clarifies that the act does not impact the term of any member elected to the Board in 2020 or 2022.  

    Effective December 1, 2024, expands the scope of GS 115C-37.1(d) (partisan appointment methods to fill vacancies) by adding Pamlico County to the list of covered counties.

    Applies to elections held in 2024 and after.