AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE CATAWBA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, HICKORY CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND NEWTON-CONOVER CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Further amends SL 1969-874, providing for the partisan election of the Catawba County Board of Education (Board) as follows. Amends Section 2, establishing that Board members are to be nominated in primaries and elected at general elections, beginning in 2024 (previously, elected at general elections based on the number of vacancies). Further amends Section 5 to refer to voters rather than electors. Adds to new Section 6.1 to provide for filling vacancies for Board members elected on a nonpartisan basis in 2020 and 2022 by appointment of remaining Board members until the next Board election, whereby the remaining unexpired term must be filled by election. Makes technical changes.
Adds provisions to specify that the act has no effect on Board members elected in 2020 or 2022 or those appointed to fill those members' vacancies.
Makes a clarifying change to the act's effective date provisions. Changes the act's long title.
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