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  • Summary date: Jun 6 2023 - View Summary

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Enacts new GS 163-3.5, which deems an office vacated and requires holding a special election to fill the vacancy when an elected or appointed member of the NCGA changes party affiliation during the member's term of office with more than six months remaining in the term. Requires the special election to be held within 90 days from the date the member changed party affiliation. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop guidelines and procedures for these special elections, including reimbursement to the county board of elections for the actual cost involved in administering the special election.

    Enacts new GS 163-278.16C requiring a member elected or appointed to the NCGA who changes party affiliation as described above, to return any campaign contributions made to the member's or candidate's campaign committee during the most recent election cycle when requested by the contributor. Requires a refund to be made within 30 days from the date of the request.