JONESVILLE/BOONVILLE/EAST BEND/EVEN-YR ELEC'N.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 878 (Local) Filed Tuesday, May 17, 2016
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWNS OF JONESVILLE, BOONVILLE, AND EAST BEND ARE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS.
Intro. by Krawiec.

Status: Ref To Com On Elections (House Action) (Jun 14 2016)
S 878

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 7 2016 - More information

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

    Makes a clarifying change to the introductory language of Section 3 of the act.

    Deletes the previous revisions to Section 4 of the Charter of the Town of East Bend (Charter), and amends Section 4 of the Charter, as amended, to now provide the following.

    Establishes that, beginning in 2018, at the municipal election, a mayor is to be elected for a two-year term. Provides that the Mayor whose term expires in 2017 is to continue to serve until 2018, and that, in 2018 and biennially thereafter, a Mayor is to be elected for a two-year term.

    Deletes the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of Section 4 of the Charter, which created staggered two- and four-year terms for the board of commissioners in the 1985 municipal election and odd-numbered years thereafter. Replaces those provisions to establish that the town board of commissioners is to consist of five members. Provides that the three Board members whose terms expire in 2017 are to continue to serve until 2018, and the two Board members whose terms expire in 2019 are to continue to serve until 2020. Establishes that, in 2018 and quadrennially thereafter, three Board members are to be elected to four-year terms, and in 2020 and quadrennially thereafter, two Board members are to be elected to four-year terms. 

     


  • Summary date: May 17 2016 - More information

    Amends SL 2001-16 to make the following changes to Article IV (Elections) of the Charter of the Town of Jonesville.

    Amends Section 4.1 to establish that, beginning in 2018, regular municipal elections are to be held in each even-numbered year (currently, in each odd-numbered year) in accordance with the uniform municipal elections laws of the State. 

    Deletes current provision in Section 4.2, which provided that for the year 2001, five members of the Town Council (Council) are to be elected, with the two persons receiving the highest numbers of votes elected to four-year terms, and the three persons receiving the next highest numbers of votes elected to two-year terms. Amends Section 4.2 to establish that the Council is to consist of five members, with two members whose terms expire in 2017 to continue to serve until 2018, and the three members whose terms expire in 2019 to continue to serve until 2020. Provides that in 2020 (currently, 2003), and quadrennially thereafter, three Council members are to be elected to four-year terms, and that in 2018 (currently, 2005), and quadrennially thereafter, two Council members are to be elected to four-year terms.

    Amends Section 4.3 to establish that a Mayor is to be elected to serve a term of four years (currently, is to be elected in 2001 and quadrennially thereafter for a four-year term). Provides that the Mayor whose term expires in 2017 is to continue to serve until 2018. Further provides that in 2018, and quadrennially thereafter, the Mayor is to be elected to a four-year term.

    Amends Chapter 44 of the Private Laws of 1895, as amended by SL 1981-1143, Section 4, to make the following changes to the Charter of the Town of Boonville.

    Amends Section 4(a) to make similar changes made to SL 2001-16, Sections 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, as amended by this act. Establishes that, beginning in 2018, regular municipal elections are to be held in each even-numbered year in the Town of Boonville. Provides that the board of town commissioners must consist of five members. Current law provides that the three persons receiving the highest number of votes are elected to four-year terms, and the two persons receiving the next highest number of votes are elected to two-year terms. Instead, this act provides that the two commissioners whose terms expire in 2017 are to continue to serve until 2018, and the three commissioners whose terms expire in 2019 are to continue to serve until 2020. Provides that, in 2018 (currently, 1985), and quadrennially thereafter, two commissioners are to be elected for four-year terms, and in 2020 (currently, 1987), and quadrennially thereafter, three commissioners are to be elected for four-year terms.

    Amends Section 4(b) to establish that, beginning in 2018, at the regular municipal election, a mayor is to be elected to a four-year term (currently, at the regular municipal election in 1983, a mayor is to be elected to a two-year term). Provides that the Mayor whose term expires in 2017 is to continue to serve until 2018, and quadrennially thereafter, a mayor is to be elected to a four-year term.

    Amends Section 4 of Chapter 44 of the Private Laws of 1887, as amended by SL 1955-611, to make the following changes to the Charter of the Town of East Bend. Provides that the officers, mentioned in the Charter, whose terms expire in 2017 are to continue to serve until 2018. Further provides that there is to be an election for those officers on Tuesday after the first Monday in May 2018 (currently, 1955), and biennially thereafter, under the same restrictions and regulations as set out in GS Chapter 163 (currently, GS Chapter 160, Article 3). Establishes that in 2018, and biennially thereafter, a Mayor and five commissioners are to be elected for two-year terms.

     


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