Bill Summary for H 400 (2021)

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Aug 25 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 400 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 24, 2021
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE ASHEVILLE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM AN APPOINTED BOARD OF EDUCATION TO A BOARD OF EDUCATION WITH ELECTED MEMBERS AND TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASHEVILLE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM FIVE MEMBERS TO SEVEN MEMBERS.
Intro. by Fisher, Turner, Ager.

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Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. 

Previously, the act requires the Asheville City Board of Education (Board) to be composed of seven members beginning in 2022. Adds that three members must be appointed by the governing body of the City of Asheville and four members must be elected pursuant to the act. Provides that the Board must be composed of seven members elected to staggered four-year terms beginning in 2024. Makes conforming changes to eliminate previous provisions providing for staggered terms of members elected in 2022. Previously, provided for the terms of Board members serving at the time of the 2022 election to expire upon the qualification of members elected to the Board under the act. Instead, provides for the terms of the members appointed to the Board who are serving their terms at the time of the effective date of the act to expire as follows. Requires (1) the seats of the two members appointed to the Board in 2019 to expire in 2022 upon the qualification of the members elected to the Board in 2022 in accordance with the act, and (2) the seats of the three members appointed to the Board in 2021 to expire in 2024 upon the qualification of the members elected to the Board in 2024 in accordance with the act.

Revises the proposed statutory repeals set forth to more specifically repeal Section 2 of SL 1947-255 (was, the entire session law), concerning the Board. Makes formatting changes to the proposed repeals. 

Adds the following.

Amends Section 4 of SL 1975-532, as amended, to require the candidates of the Buncombe County Board of Education representing districts to be voted on by the eligible voters residing in that district, and the candidate representing the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit at large to be voted on at large by the eligible voters residing in the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit (currently, requires candidates of the Buncombe County Board of Education and the Buncombe County School Administrative Unit to be voted on at large by the eligible voters residing in the Administrative Unit). Also eliminates the requirement that the Buncombe County Board of Education be elected by nonpartisan election. Makes language gender neutral. Makes technical and clarifying changes. 

Changes the act's titles. 

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