TO TRANSFER STANLY COUNTY TO SUPERIOR COURT DISTRICT 20B AND PROSECUTORIAL DISTRICT 20B, TO REDESIGNATE THE SET OF DISTRICT COURT DISTRICTS SERVING UNION COUNTY AS DISTRICTS 20B1, 20B2, AND 20B3, AND TO CREATE DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT 20B4 AS PART OF THE SET OF DISTRICT COURT DISTRICTS SERVING UNION AND STANLY COUNTIES.
Transfers Stanly County to Superior Court and Prosecutorial District 20B as title indicates. Changes the number of superior court judges allocated to the district under GS 7A-41(a), providing that the superior court judgeship transferred from District 20A to District 20B will be filled by the judge currently serving District 20A who resides in Stanly County until that judge’s term expires on December 31, 2012.
Amends GS 7A-133(a) to remove Stanly County from District Court District 20A and place it in new District 20B4. Renames Districts 20B, 20C, and 20D as Districts 20B1, 20B2, and 20B3, respectively, and specifies in amended GS 7A-133(b) which parts of Union County make up District 20B1 and which parts of the county make up District 20B2. Provides that the district court judgeship transferred from District 20A to District 20B4 will be filled by the judge currently serving District 20A who resides in Stanly County until that judge’s term expires December 31, 2014. Further amends GS 7A-133(a), effective January 1, 2013, to add a district court judgeship to District 20B4 to be filled in the 2012 general election. Effective December 31, 2021, abolishes the district court judgeship of District 20A held by a resident of Anson County.
Amends GS 7A-60(a1) to transfer five full-time assistant district attorney (ADA) positions from Prosecutorial District 20A to District 20B, to be filled by five ADAs currently serving Stanly County in Prosecutorial District 20A.
Section 3 of the act becomes effective January 1, 2013, or on the date that the act receives preclearance under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, whichever is later, but applies to the 2012 election as provided. The remainder of the act becomes effective October 1, 2011, or on the date that the act receives preclearance under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, whichever is later.
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