PARTISAN BD. OF ED. ELECTIONS.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 324 (Public) Filed Monday, March 23, 2015
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL ELECTED LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO BE ELECTED ON A PARTISAN BASIS WITH VACANCIES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARDS FILLED UPON RECOMMENDATION BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NOMINATING POLITICAL PARTY.
Intro. by Cleveland, Lambeth, Conrad, Shepard.

Status: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action) (Apr 21 2015)
H 324

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 15 2015 - More information

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

    Amends GS 115C-37(a), deleting certain proposed changes from the previous edition, now providing that county boards of education will be elected biennially in even-numbered years (previously subsection stated elections would be biennially on a partisan basis at the general election).

    Enacts GS 115C-37(a1) providing that city and county boards of education are to be elected on a partisan basis. Provides that these provisions cannot be superseded by any local act or ordinance. 

    Provides that any local act or merger agreement providing for election of a local board of education in an odd-numbered year that is enacted or approved before the act's effective date remains in effect, but partisan elections must begin in 2017.

    Makes technical, conforming, and clarifying changes. 

     


  • Summary date: Apr 15 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 115C-37 to make county and city boards of education elected biennially on a partisan basis. Makes conforming and clarifying changes. Requires that vacancies be filled by recommendation by the executive committee of the nominating political party.

    Repeals GS 115C-37.1, which provided that vacancies in offices of county boards were to be elected on a partisan basis in certain counties.

    Makes conforming changes to GS 115C-67(3).

    Provides that this act has the effect of repealing any provisions of local or special acts relating to the nonpartisan election of a local board of education and any conflicting methods of filling vacancies in the membership of boards of education than as required by GS 115C‑37(f), as amended by this act. Specifies that this act does not affect the filling of a vacancy on a local board of education that occurs for a seat elected prior to the effective date of this act. 

    Requires any local act requiring a board of education election to be conducted in an odd‑numbered year to be held as a partisan election beginning in 2017.

    Unless otherwise provided, effective for primaries and elections held on or after January 1, 2016. 


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