WAKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 325 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE ELECTED FROM DISTRICTS.
Intro. by Hunt, Barefoot.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-110 (Senate Action) (Jun 13 2013)

Bill History:

S 325/S.L. 2013-110

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 13 2013 - More information

    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE ELECTED FROM DISTRICTS. Enacted June 13, 2013. Effective June 13, 2013, except as otherwise provided.


  • Summary date: Jun 10 2013 - More information

    House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Establishes that candidates seeking office must file their notices of candidacy with the board of elections no earlier than 12:00 noon on the second Monday in June and no later than 12:00 noon on the first Friday in July (except if that is the 4th day of July then at 12:00 noon on the next business day) preceding the election (previously, candidates seeking office had to file their notices of candidacy with the board of elections no earlier than 12:00 noon on the last Friday in June and no later than 12:00 noon on the third Friday in July preceding the election). 

    House amendment #2 makes the following change to the 3rd edition.

    Amends the makeup of Districts 1-7.


  • Summary date: Jun 3 2013 - More information

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

    Provides that those elected to serve from the 2013 election for the Wake County Board of Education for Districts 1, 2, 7, and 9 will serve terms that expire on the first Monday in December of 2016 (was, first Monday in July of 2016).

    Provides that the terms of the members of the Wake County Board of Education elected in 2011 are extended to expire on the first Monday in December of 2016 (was, first Monday in July of 2016).

    Amends Section 7 of SL 1975-717, as amended, providing that, beginning in 2016, nine members of the Wake County Board of Education will be elected by the nonpartisan plurality election method in accordance with GS 163-292 and GS 163-294.2 (was, by the nonpartisan and runoff election method). Establishes that, notwithstanding GS 163-294.2(c) and GS 163-106, candidates seeking office must file notices of candidacy with the board of elections no earlier than noon on the last Friday in June and no later than noon on the 3rd Friday of the July preceding the election. Provides that such elections will be scheduled to coincide with the general election for county officers in even-numbered years (previously, the elections were to be scheduled with the primary election, with any required runoff elections to be held at the same time set by statute for a second primary).

    Amends Section 6 of SL 1975-717, as amended, providing that, effective January 1, 2014 (was, January 1, 2016), all terms of office for Board members will begin on the first Monday in December (was, July), following their election (previous edition also created an exception for when a runoff election was required).

     


  • Summary date: Apr 17 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Extends the effective dates stated throughout the provisions of the act to 2016 (was, 2014). Deletes the proposed language in SL 1975-717, Section 7, that extended terms to four years.

    Provides that an election is to be held in 2013 (was, no election in 2013) for the Wake County Board of Education for Districts 1, 2, 7, and 9, but those elected serve terms to expire on the first Monday in July of 2016. The districts for such election are those established in 2011 by the Wake County Board of Education under GS 115C-37(i). The terms of members of the Wake County Board of Education elected in 2011 are extended to expire on the first Monday in July of 2016. Provides that no election for members of the Wake County Board of Education is to take place in 2015.


  • Summary date: Mar 13 2013 - More information

    Amends SL 1975-717, Section 7, as amended, to require the election of nine members of the Wake County Board of Education (Board), beginning in 2014, by the nonpartisan election and runoff election method according to GS 163-293 and GS 163-294.2, except only persons registered to vote in the district are permitted to file notice of candidacy in that district. Requires the election to be held to coincide with the primary election with a runoff election held to coincide with the statutorily set time for a second primary. Requires seven members to be elected from numbered districts for a term of four years, beginning in 2014. Requires that two members be elected from lettered districts to two year terms in 2014, with members elected from the lettered districts serving four year terms starting in 2016.

    Amends SL 1975-717, Section 6, as amended, to provide that all terms of office of Board members begin on the Monday in July (was, December), following their election and creates an exception for when a runoff election is required, in which case, the term beginning on the first Monday of the month following the runoff.

    Repeals SL 1975-717, Section 5, as amended (establishing voting districts for the purpose of nominating and electing a school board member from each district).

    Adds a new section to SL 1975-717 establishing and describing districts 1-7 and A-B. Allows district boundaries to be changed by the Board beginning in 2021 to account for population imbalances after each federal census.

    Repeals SL 1975-717, Section 8 (requiring every two years that Board vacancies be filled by nomination and election as the terms of the members expire and that members so elected are to hold office for six year terms).

    Prohibits elections from being held in 2013 for the board and provides that the terms of office for Districts 1, 2, 7, and 9 are extended until the first Monday of July 2014. The terms of all other Board members expire on the first Monday of July 2014 and are filled according to the act.


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