Bill Summary for S 495 (2011-2012)

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Mar 31 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 495 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 31, 2011
TO PROVIDE BALANCE IN THE RESIDENCY OF THE DISTRICT COURT JUDGES IN DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT 25.
Intro. by Daniel.

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Amends GS 7A-133(b5), effective July 1, 2011, to provide that in District Court District 25, (1) only persons who reside in Catawba County may be candidates for six of the nine judgeships; (2) only persons who reside in Burke County may be candidates for two of the judgeships; (3) only persons who reside in Caldwell County may be candidates for one of the judgeships; and (4) qualified voters of the district shall elect all nine judges. Effective January 1, 2015, rewrites the subsection again to change the number of judgeships filled by candidates who reside in Catawba County to five and the number filled by candidates who reside in Caldwell County to two. Sets out election and term length provisions to implement the changes.

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