GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2011-46
HOUSE BILL 365
AN ACT to amend the charter of the town of pink hill to provide a four‑year term for the mayor and staggered four‑year terms for the town commissioners, subject to a referendum.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. The Charter of the Town of Pink Hill, being Chapter 31 of the Private Laws of 1915, as amended by Chapter 221 of the Private Laws of 1933, is amended by adding a new section to read:
"Sec. 3.1. In 2011 and quadrennially thereafter, the Mayor shall be elected for a four‑year term. In 2011, three commissioners shall be elected, with the top vote getter receiving a four‑year term and the two persons receiving the next highest numbers of votes receiving two‑year terms. In 2013 and quadrennially thereafter, two commissioners shall be elected for four‑year terms. In 2015 and quadrennially thereafter, one commissioner shall be elected for a four‑year term."
SECTION 2. Section 1 of this act becomes effective only if approved by the qualified voters of the Town of Pink Hill in a referendum. The election shall be conducted by the Lenoir County Board of Elections on November 8, 2011. The question on the ballot shall be:
"[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST
Amendment of the Charter of the Town of Pink Hill to provide a four‑year term for the Mayor and staggered four‑year terms for the town commissioners."
SECTION 3. If a majority of the votes cast are in favor of the question, Section 1 of this act becomes effective upon certification of the results of the question and applies to those elected in 2011. Otherwise, Section 1 of this act does not become effective.
SECTION 4. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 20th day of April, 2011.
s/ Walter H. Dalton
President of the Senate
s/ Thom Tillis
Speaker of the House of Representatives