AN ACT DIRECTING THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE TO CREATE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS AND, IF ELECTORAL DISTRICTS ARE NOT TIMELY CREATED, PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF THOSE DISTRICTS.
House amendment #1 adds to the 3rd edition, establishing an Independent Districting Commission (Commission) for the City of Asheville. Details membership of the Commission, to be appointed by the City Council no later than August 22, 2017, and specifies eligibility requirements and limitations of appointees. Provides for the designation of officers, the filling of vacancies, and meetings and record keeping of the Commission. Directs the Commission to make interim reports to City Council upon request, and make a final report of its map of six single-member electoral districts to the City Council no later than October 10, 2017. Terminates the Committee (intends Commission) upon the filing of its final report.
Directs the City Council of Asheville to adopt the final map reported to the City Council by the Commission. Requires the map of the six single-member districts to be submitted to the Legislative Library, Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee, the President Pro Tempore, and the Speaker on or before November 15, 2017.
Requires the electoral districts established pursuant to the act to be used in the 2019 municipal elections.
Makes organizational changes.