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HB 913 - Establishes a Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Election Enforcement - North Carolina Key Vote

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Title: Establishes a Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Election Enforcement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that amends the Constitution of North Carolina to establish a Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes a Bipartisan State Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement to administer ethics and election laws (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Board be located within the executive branch, but exercise entirely independently of the executive branch (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the Board must consist of 8 members, with terms of 4 years, be qualified voters, and only 4 members may be registered with the same party (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that appointments to the Board be made as follows (Sec. 1):

    • 4 members by the general assembly, recommended by the president pro tempore of the senate, from nominees to the president pro tempore by the majority and minority leader of the senate, with no more than 2  nominees from each leader; and

    • 4 members by the general assembly, recommended by the speaker of the house of representatives, from nominees to the speaker by the majority and minority leader of the souse, with no more than 2 nominees from each leader.

  • Species that the legislative powers of the state government control the powers, duties, responsibilities, appointments, and terms of office of any board or commission (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits the general assembly from appointing members of the general assembly to any board or commission that exercises executive or judicial powers (Sec. 3).

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Establishes a Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Election Enforcement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that amends the Constitution of North Carolina to establish a Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes a Bipartisan State Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement to administer ethics and election laws (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Board be located within the executive branch, but exercise entirely independently of the executive branch (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the Board must consist of 8 members, with terms of 4 years, be qualified voters, and only 4 members may be registered with the same party (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that appointments to the Board be made as follows (Sec. 1):

    • 4 members by the general assembly, recommended by the president pro tempore of the senate, from nominees to the president pro tempore by the majority and minority leader of the senate, with no more than 2  nominees from each leader; and

    • 4 members by the general assembly, recommended by the speaker of the house of representatives, from nominees to the speaker by the majority and minority leader of the souse, with no more than 2 nominees from each leader.

  • Species that the legislative powers of the state government control the powers, duties, responsibilities, appointments, and terms of office of any board or commission (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits the general assembly from appointing members of the general assembly to any board or commission that exercises executive or judicial powers (Sec. 3).

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

Title: Establishes a Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Election Enforcement

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