HB1838: Loudoun County school board; staggered terms of its members.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1838

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 7, 2021
A BILL to amend and reenact § 22.1-57.3:1.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to Loudoun County school board; staggered terms.

Patrons-- Reid, Gooditis, Murphy, Samirah and Subramanyam; Senators: Bell, Boysko, Favola and Vogel

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 22.1-57.3:1.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 22.1-57.3:1.1. Loudoun County school board; staggered terms.

Notwithstanding § 22.1-57.3:1 and the second enactment of Chapter 744 of the Acts of Assembly of 1994, the school board of Loudoun County shall be elected as provided in § 22.1-57.3, except that upon a majority vote of its members the terms of school board members may be staggered as provided in this section. At the November 2011 general election immediately preceding the end of the board's term, the at-large member and the members from four districts, and upon the board's prior vote for staggered terms, the members from four of the nine districts, inclusive of the at-large district, to be determined by lot by the electoral board of the county prior to its meeting immediately preceding the deadline for candidate filing, shall be elected for four-year terms, and the remaining districts' successful candidates shall be elected for two-year terms.

Thereafter, all members shall be elected for four-year terms, and the school board elections shall be conducted biennially for staggered terms.