AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE THE FUNCTIONS OF ELECTIONS, CAMPAIGN FINANCE, LOBBYING, AND ETHICS UNDER ONE STATE AGENCY BY CREATING THE NORTH CAROLINA BIPARTISAN STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND ETHICS ENFORCEMENT; TO CLARIFY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S AUTHORITY TO CORRECT DEFECTS IDENTIFIED BY A COURT IN APPORTIONMENT OR DISTRICTING PLANS; TO RESTORE PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEALS; TO MODIFY APPELLATE REVIEW OF CERTAIN CASES; AND TO MODIFY THE TERM FOR INDUSTRIAL COMMISSIONERS.
Senate amendment makes the following change to the 2nd edition.
Makes the changes to GS 97-77 that are effective when the act becomes law applicable to the first appointment made to fill a vacancy existing as of the date that the act becomes law.
Adds that the changes to GS 97-77(a1) are effective on the earlier of December 31, 2016, or upon the filing of a vacancy pursuant to subsection (a) of the act that amends the same statute.
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