HOUSE BILL 843
AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DURHAM TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FILLING VACANCIES WHICH MAY OCCUR ON THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DURHAM.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. That the Charter of the City of Durham, the same being Chapter 142, Private Laws of 1921, as amended, be, and the same is hereby, further amended by repealing from Section 16 of said Charter the clause following the word "and" in the next to the last line of said section, said words as repealed reading as follows: "reside in the ward from which the alderman whose place is to be filled was elected" and inserting instead a new clause to read as follows: "if the vacancy to be filled occurs in a seat occupied by an alderman nominated from a ward, then such person chosen to fill such vacancy shall reside in the ward from which the alderman whose place is to be filled was nominated."
Sec. 2. This act shall apply only to the City of Durham.
Sec. 3. This act shall be in full force and effect upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 9th day of May, 1973.