GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Feb 28, 2023
SESSION 2023 HOUSE PRINCIPAL CLERK
HOUSE BILL DRH40128-LU-47A
Short Title: Stagger/Extend Terms of Town Officers/Halifax. (Local)
Sponsors: Representative Wray.
1 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
2 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF HALIFAX IN HALIFAX
3 COUNTY TO STAGGER THE TERMS OF THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
4 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND EXTEND THEIR TERMS TO FOUR YEARS.
5 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
6 SECTION 1. The Charter of the Town of Halifax, as established in Volume VI of
7 the 1757 Colonial Records of North Carolina and Volume XXV of the 1760 State Records of
8 North Carolina, is amended by adding a new section to read:
9 "Section 2A. At the regular municipal elections in 2023, a Mayor shall be elected to serve a
10 four-year term and five commissioners shall be elected, with the two candidates receiving the
11 highest number of votes to serve four-year terms and the three candidates receiving the next
12 highest number of votes to serve two-year terms. In 2025 and quadrennially thereafter, three
13 commissioners shall be elected to serve four-year terms. In 2027 and quadrennially thereafter, a
14 Mayor and two commissioners shall be elected to serve four-year terms."
15 SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.