Bill Summary for H 527 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

Sep 16 2015
S.L. 2015-253

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 527 (Local) Filed Wednesday, April 1, 2015
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF STANLY COUNTY SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS; TO EXTEND THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ALBEMARLE FROM TWO YEARS TO FOUR YEARS; TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF RALEIGH TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO SELL, EXCHANGE, OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER REAL PROPERTY; TO CLARIFY THE BOARD VOTING RULES FOR THE ELIZABETH CITY-PASQUOTANK BOARD OF EDUCATION; AND TO ADD DARE, GATES, AND HYDE COUNTIES TO THE LIST OF COUNTIES COVERED BY G.S. 153A-15.
Intro. by Burr.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. 

Changes the short and long titles. 

Amends the Albemarle City Charter, SL 1979-259, to provide for a five-year term for mayor in 2015 (was, three-year term), and four-year terms (was, two-year terms) thereafter. Makes technical changes to the provisions governing term length for city council members. 

Amends the Raleigh City Charter, SL 1949-1184, as amended, providing for the city to convey real property by public sale or by negotiated private sale for economic development or other purposes, pursuant to a resolution of the city council. Requires 10 days notice before adoption of the resolution.

Amends SL 29-3, as amended, clarifying the authority of the chair and vice-chair of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education to cast votes and break tie votes.

Amends GS 153A-15 to also include Dare, Gates, and Hyde counties among those counties whose board of commissioners must consent before land may be condemned or acquired by a unit of local government outside the county.

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