GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2007-272
HOUSE BILL 922
AN ACT to elect the bertie county board of education on a nonpartisan basis at the time of the general election and to change the time when the members of the hyde county board of education take office.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Section 5(a) of S.L. 2006-171 reads as rewritten:
"SECTION 5.(a) Except as modified by this
section, pursuant to Article 5 of Chapter 115C of the General
Statutes, the Bertie County Board of Education consists of five members elected
in nonpartisan elections in even-numbered years. Notwithstanding the
provisions of G.S. 115C-37(a), as terms expire, the Bertie County Board of
Education shall be elected at the time set by G.S. 163-1 for the general
election of all other county officers in even-numbered years. The election
shall be conducted on a nonpartisan plurality basis, with the results
determined in accordance with G.S. 163-292. Candidates shall file notices
of candidacy not earlier than noon on the second Monday in June and not later
than noon on the first Friday in July. The names of the candidates shall be
printed on the ballot without reference to any party affiliations. Vacancies in
office shall be filled in accordance with G.S. 115C-37(f). As provided
in Chapter 764 of the Session Laws of 1961, and as has been the practice since
that time, elections shall be by residency districts. That is, candidates for
each of the five seats, and board members elected to those seats, shall reside
in particular districts, but all seats shall be voted upon by all eligible
voters in the county. The five districts are:
District 1 - Windsor Township.
District 2 - Merry Hill and Whites Townships.
District 3 - Colerain and Mitchell Townships.
District 4 - Roxabel and Woodville Townships.
District 5 - Snakebite and Indian Woods Townships."
SECTION 2. G.S. 115C-37(d) reads as rewritten:
"(d) Members to Qualify. -
Each county board of education shall hold a meeting in
following the election. At that meeting, newly elected members of the board of
education shall qualify by taking the oath of office prescribed in Article VI,
Sec. 7 of the Constitution.
This subsection shall not have the effect of repealing any local or special acts relating to boards of education of any particular counties whose membership to said boards is chosen by a vote of the people."
SECTION 3. Section 2 of this act applies to Hyde County only.
SECTION 4. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 27th day of July, 2007.
s/ Beverly E. Perdue
President of the Senate
s/ Joe Hackney
Speaker of the House of Representatives