SB1065: Charter; Town of Narrows.

SENATE BILL NO. 1065
Offered January 12, 2011
Prefiled January 11, 2011
A BILL to amend and reenact § 3.1, as amended, of Chapter 472 of the Acts of Assembly of 1970, which provided a charter for the Town of Narrows, relating to the election of mayor and council members.
Patron-- Edwards

Referred to Committee on Local Government

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 3.1, as amended, of Chapter 472 of the Acts of Assembly of 1970 is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 3.1. Election, Qualification and Term of Office of Councilmen and Mayor.

(a) The Town of Narrows shall be governed by a town council composed of five councilmen and a mayor, all of whom shall be qualified voters of the town.

(b) The mayor and councilmen in office at the time of the passage of this act shall continue in office until the expiration of the terms for which they were elected. An election for mayor and councilmen to fill the vacancies caused by the expiration of the terms of the mayor and councilmen shall be held on the first Tuesday in May, 1976, and every two years thereafter, the mayor to be elected for a term of two years and councilmen for a term of four years. The mayor and councilmen elected under this act shall enter upon the duties of their offices on the first day of July next succeeding his or their election. The mayor and members of the town council shall hereafter be elected at the November general election date, beginning with the general election to be held in November 2012, and every two years thereafter. The mayor shall be elected to a term of two years and town council members shall be elected for a term of four years. The mayor and council members in office at the time of the passage of the appropriate ordinance shall, unless otherwise vacated prior thereto, continue in office until the expiration of the terms for which they were elected; however, the term of the mayor and any member of council elected at a May election whose term shall expire as of June 30 of any year shall continue in office until their successors have been elected at the November general election and have been qualified to serve. The mayor and council members elected at the November 2012 general election, and all subsequent November general elections, shall enter upon the duties of their offices on the first day of January next succeeding their election.